Saugeen River, Lake Simcoe, ON Fishing Update.

Posted on January 11th, 2010

wayne_sheridan_graphicWayne Sheridan reports: Temperatures are still fluctuating in Southern Ontario, with cooler dry air arriving this weekend, but a warming trend should appear by the middle of next week. The colder weather in North America is being caused a high pressure system in the mid-Atlantic causing a omega block and pulling cold air from the north into the deep south. The cold temperatures however are appreciated by ice fishermen, who have started fishing on some of the shallower lakes. Ice fishing has started on Lake Simcoe, some friends went fishing New years Eve and caught these nice jumbo perch over 12-15 ft of water.

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Lake Simcoe. Ice Conditions: Gilford Side 8-17 inches, Virginia Beach 6-14 inches, Big Bay Pt 6-12 inches of snow and ice, be cautious. Best days for perch fishing will be Tuesday and Wednesday next week until the temperatures drop again. Be careful around river and lake shores, ice will form on the banks overnight and snow will obscure river bank edges. Best bait is minnows.

River Flow Rates: moderate and frozen

Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.41M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 9.4M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping at 7.4M, Sauble River (Sauble

Falls) steady at 1.1M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.9, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10,1M French River at Woseley Bay steady at 187.1M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.4, Credit River at Orangeville dropping at 11.0M, Grand River (Doon), steady at 4.0 (below Shand dam) steady at 1.2M Prime Fishing Times: Saturday January 9th 2010:  7:09am to 8:11am (moon overhead), 7:34pm to 8:36pm (moon underneath).

Saugeen conditions: moderate, freezing over, visibility 3ft.

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

Or you can visit Wayne at www.canadianangling.com .

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