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Saugeen River, ON and area fishing update.

Posted on June 5th, 2014

 

Austin smiles as he holds up to "pan-size" brown trout that we know someone enjoyed for dinner!
Austin smiles as he holds up to “pan-size” brown trout that we know someone enjoyed for dinner!

Wayne Sheridan reports: On the May 24 weekend, Austin fished the main Saugeen River at the Hanover Park and caught these nice brown trout. Right now, that is a hot spot if you would like to catch a few nice brown trout, like Austin did. It looks like he is the real fisherman in that group…

 

Austin with a common shiner.  Both shiners and chub are commonly caught while targeting trout in most of our southern Ontario streams during late spring/summer.
Austin with a common shiner. Both shiners and chub are commonly caught while targeting trout in most of our southern Ontario streams during late spring/summer.

On the Sunday, we were fishing the main Saugeen River and had a great fight with a 3lb brown trout. The battle lasted a good 15 minutes and we released the fish immediately. However, by mid-week, a severe cold front cam through and shut down the fishing. There were very few small hatches that week and only saw a few green drake by the river. Most of the minnows and fish went deep, where it was warmer, and shut down their feed. On Saturday, the weather was warmer but it took until late evening for the fish to start to move around and feed. Dave came up Saturday but all we could catch was one small brown trout.

River Flow Rates: Moderate and dropping, cool, tan coloured, visibility 8 ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.242M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.75M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 7.972M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 1.175M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.069M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.078M, French River at Woseley Bay at 188.132M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 5.995M, Credit River at Streetsville at not available, Credit River at Orangeville not available, Grand River (Doon) at 4.09M (below Shand dam) at 1.619M, Rideau River at Ottawa 3.488M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 59.312M

Flyfishing: Various caddis, Grey Fox, Green Drake, blood worms, minnow imitations.  

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday June 7, 2014: 7:54 pm to 9:46 pm (moon overhead) and 7:27 am to 9:33 am (moon underneath).

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

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