Saugeen River fishing update.

Posted on May 15th, 2016

Wayne Reports: Fishing has been  challenge the past couple of weeks because of cold clear water conditions on the Saugeen River. Luckily we caught and released 3 nice brown trout last weekend. Here was the largest of the 3.


When fishing with live bait, like worms, presentation is the key. We try to mimic how the bait would tumble down the river, as natural as we can. Also when the water is clear, we will use long casts through a riffle, so the fish wont see or hear us.

River Flow Rates: High/medium but dropping and clearing, visibility 6ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.232M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.742M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 7.909M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 1.155M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.038M, Maitland River (above Wingham) at 10.059M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.483M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 5.868M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.504M, Credit River at Orangeville 11.221M, Grand River (Doon) 4.06M (below Shand dam) at 1.546M, Rideau River at Ottawa 2.81M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.946M

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

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday May 14, 2016: 7:06 pm to 9:42 pm (moon overhead) and 6:39 am to 9:29 am (moon underneath).

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

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