Wayne Sheridan reports: Dave and Lenny drove to the Ottawa area last weekend, to do a little ice fishing. After arriving late on the evening, they stayed in a motel overnight and woke up early to go ice fishing, but were hampered with 2 1/2 feet of snow on their truck. After getting out, they had only a bit of luck and caught a few nice jumbo perch. Andy, Ulrich and the boys are ice fishing on Lake Simcoe this weekend.
The warm weather, late last week, caused some snowmelt in southern Ontario. This brought the streams and river levels up and made the ice on them very dangerous. Unfortunately, the polar vortex will be returning this week, so stay bundled up! This is the coldest winter in 50 years in southern Ontario.
River Flow Rates: frozen.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.347M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 10.065M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 8.485M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 1.198M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.3M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.597M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.202, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 6.354M, Credit River at Streetsville at 5.083M, Credit River at Orangeville 11.243M, Grand River (Doon) at 4.319M (below Shand dam) at 1.795M, Rideau River at Ottawa 3.183M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.493M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday January 25, 2014: 11:45 am to 1:30 pm (moon overhead) and midnight to 1:15 am (moon underneath).
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