Saugeen River Fishing Update.

Posted on August 20th, 2009

wayne_sheridan_graphicWayne Sheridan reports.  The lazy crazy hazy days of summer finally arrived last weekend, with warm temperatures and high humidity, everyone headed to the beach, rivers and lakes to cool down.  The warmer weather caused the trout to cut back their daily food intake, many starting to feed at night. Ingrid and Dave went canoeing and fishing on the upper portion of the Saugeen River, upriver from Durham.  They noticed that as soon as the sun rose over the river, the trout shut down. Ingrid showed Dave who was the better fisherman. She caught 2 nice 10 inch brook trout.

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River levels continue to be higher and colder than normal. Fish and boat safely and always remember to wear your life preservers.

River Flow Rates: moderate

Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.25M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) down at 9.4M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping at 7.5M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 0.785M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.88M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.96M, French River at Woseley Bay steady at 186M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.6M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.2M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.07M (below Shand dam) down at 1.58M.

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 22nd, 2009: 2:12pm to 4:08pm (moon overhead), 1:38am to 3:58am (moon underneath). New moon Thursday August 20th.

Great Lakes: Lake Superior, 30-40ft, Lake Michigan 50-90ft, Lake Ontario 100-150ft, Lake Huron 90-150ft, Lake Erie 50ft. Best baits; Lymans in blue and white. Also pink Lymans. Remember to recharge with a flashlight. Spoons, body baits, cracked ice and monkey puke

Fly Fishing: Grey Fox, Sulphur Dun, Green Drake, Hex, and various caddis

Saugeen conditions: moderate, tea colored water, 17C, and visibility Saugeen River, 4ft.

For more info., you can contact Wayne at, brntrout@golden.net .

Or you can visit Wayne at http://www.canadianangling.com .

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