Wayne Sheridan reports. Last Saturday we went fishing before the rains started and the river was low and crystal clear and the fish were spooky. With the arrival of the heavy rains later in the day, the river was much higher and muddy. Trout remain very active in the river due to the cooler temperatures this year. Brown trout are now starting their migratory runs up the river. Tim Yoworski is reporting that salmon are starting to return to Big Bay (Georgian Bay). This is earlier than normal in their migratory run. River levels continue to be high and colder than normal. Fishing and boat safely. Remember to wear your life preservers.
River Flow Rates: moderate/high
Saugeen River (Durham) up at 1.5M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) up at 10.2M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) up at 8.0M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) up at 0.81M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 4.89M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.96M, French River at Woseley Bay 186M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.9M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.7M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.16M (below Shand dam) up at 1.68M.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 15th, 2009: 6:41am to 10:23am (moon overhead), 7:06pm to 10:48pm (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, spoons: body baits, cracked ice and monkey puke
Fly Fishing: Grey Fox, Sulphur Dun, Green Drake, Hex, and various caddis
Saugeen conditions: moderate/high, mud colored water, 15C, and visibility Saugeen River, 3ft.
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