Saugeen River & Lake Simcoe, ON Fishing Report.

Posted on February 22nd, 2010

wayne_sheridan_graphicWayne Sheridan reports: Lake Simcoe ice thickness is about 20 inches right now. Here is Andy holding up one of the jumbo perch that he caught. Andy, Ulrich, Mario and some friends went ice fishing on Lake Simcoe this past weekend.

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Action was still good. They caught about 35 perch. Lenny and a friend also went ice fishing on Lake Simcoe and they caught about 25 nice sized perch. Some other friends went fishing on this past Saturday and they were over 120 feet of water and were catching some nice jumbo perch and whitefish. Roads will be a little slippery this week due to snow flurries. Most rivers and lakes are completely frozen over right now. Best bait is minnows.

River Flow Rates: moderate/low and frozen

Saugeen River (Durham) fluctuating at 1.32M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) fluctuating at 9.58M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) up at 7.8M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 1.01M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.8, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.13M French River at Woseley Bay dropping at 187.01M, Credit River at Streetsville dropping at 4.44, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.18M, Grand River (Doon), dropping at 4.14 (below Shand dam) steady at 1.56M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday February 27th 2010:  10:38pm to 1:14am (moon overhead), 9:56am to 12:56pm (moon underneath). Full moon Sunday February 28th.

Saugeen conditions: moderate/low, frozen

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