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Saugeen River, ON conditions update.

Posted on April 27th, 2016

Wayne Reports: We were up on the Saugeen River this past weekend and river levels have finally dropped down to normal spring levels. There was a lot of damage from the flood, as large trees came down the river and now are obstructions in the river. Canoeist should use caution when coming down the rivers.

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Its spring, the good news is that the frogs are mating in the swamps, a nice sound. The bad news is that the mosquitoes are already out, I killed 2 on Saturday evening.

River Flow Rates: High but dropping and clearing, visibility 5 ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.374M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 10.183M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 8.383M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 1.377M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.166M, Maitland River (above Wingham) at 9.5M, French River at Woseley Bay at 188.046M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 6.033M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.607M, Credit River at Orangeville 11.236M, Grand River (Doon) 4.128M (below Shand dam) at 1.631M, Rideau River at Ottawa 3.228M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 59.16M

Flyfishing: minnow, red wiggler worms, roe imitation, BWO, Hendrickson, mosquito

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 23, 2016: 1:15 am to 2:47 am (moon overhead) and 1:40 pm to 3:12 pm (moon underneath).

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

Come take a look and check out our articles on: Plastic: Environmental Disaster, What happened to all the Frogs, Brown trout adapting to polluted waters, Honeybees at Risk, are we next? Hydro Dams, Flying Squirrels, Cod Stocks, White Nose Syndrome in Bats, and the Asian Carp Debate at www.canadianangling.com.

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