Wayne Sheridan reports: Winter weather is sadly back with major snowfalls through southern Ontario and Quebec. Some friends went ice fishing up on Lake Simcoe a couple of weeks ago but only caught a few perch. Most of the perch now have moved north and are in much deeper water, about 50ft down.
As many of you, we make our yearly prediction on when Spring will arrive. Wiarton Willie has predicted an early Spring. Brennan, our chipmunk, disagrees with Wiarton Willie again. Brennan predicts 8 more weeks of Winter. Remember, Brennan has been right 14/15 years.
River Flow Rates: Low, frozen over, visibility 3 ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at not available, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.668M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 8.257M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 1.053M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.205M, Maitland River (above Wingham) at 10.22M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.663M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 6.122M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.619M, Credit River at Orangeville 11.214M, Grand River (Doon) 4.151M (below Shand dam) at 1.56M, Rideau River at Ottawa 2.936M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.518M
Flyfishing: minnow and roe imitations
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday February 7, 2015: 1:35 am to 3:51 am (moon overhead) and 2:00 pm to 4:16 pm (moon underneath). Full moon Feb 2nd
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