Wayne Sheridan reports: Hailey was fishing the French River in Ontario and caught this real big pickerel. We now know who the really catches all the fish in that family, right Dave? Now that is great fishing.
Last Friday evening, we went to one of our favorite fishing spots and noticed a few trout feeding on nymphs near the surface. We caught a nice rainbow trout and its stomach was full of black Isonychia Nymphs and it still wanted my worm for dessert. This will get the most action by fly fishermen. Temperatures this week have been much colder than normal and wet for July, but don’t worry; warmer weather will arrive in southern Ontario by the weekend. This has been a benefit as the trout have definitely been more active. During the hot lazy days of summer, trout reduce their food intake dramatically until it starts to cool down in mid August.
River Flow Rates: Moderate, tan coloured, visibility 7 ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.312M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.9M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 7.951M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 0.83M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 4.978M, Maitland River (above Wingham) at 10.209M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.931M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 5.819M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.549M, Credit River at Orangeville not available, Grand River (Doon) at 4.147M (below Shand dam) at 1.707M, Rideau River at Ottawa not available, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.042M
Flyfishing: Various caddis, Grey Fox, Green Drake, Iso, Trico, blood worms, minnow imitations.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday July 19, 2014: 5:58 am to 8:50 am (moon overhead) and 6:23 pm to 9:15 pm (moon underneath).
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