Saugeen River, ON and area fishing update.

Posted on September 30th, 2013

Dave Morgan (right) and Tom Benson (left) were fishing on the French River. Dave felt the pickerel hit his Count Down Rapala and then he slowly started to reel it in. While reeling it in, the pike hit the Rapala too. He landed both. Now, the question is, was the pike after the pickerel or the lure....we think the Rapala!

Wayne Sheridan reports: The very heavy rains last Friday night and Saturday morning caused the river levels to rise dramatically, almost to flood levels. This has drawn the salmon into the rivers on the Grey-Bruce. It will be a great time to check out the salmon and the fall colours on the trees for the next couple of weeks.  The salmon are also going up the Credit, Humber, Bronte, and other rivers, take the kids out for a nature hike. Check for them in deep pools that offer shade.


River Flow Rates: high but dropping quickly to normal. Visibility tea coloured, 7ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.285M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.555M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 7.677M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 0.729M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 4.89M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.915M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.721M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 5.804M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.489M, Credit River at Orangeville at 11.197M, Grand River (Doon) at 4.162M (below Shand dam) at 1.81M, Rideau River at Ottawa at 3.125M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.086M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 5, 2013: 12:16 am to 2:18 am (moon overhead) and 12:08 pm to 2:45 pm (moon underneath).

Flyfishing: Iso, various caddis. Trico, scuds, white dun, red blood worm, crayfish and minnows.

Great Lakes Fishing: Best bet is Lyman lures, Rapala J13, Storm Hot’N Tot, & Rapala Shad Rap #9 and Rapala spoons.

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

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