Wayne Sheridan reports: One minute it feels like Spring has arrived and the next day the cold and snow returns. Luckily, the worst is now over and the birds are singing and our thoughts return to fishing. Our friend Dave went fishing up on Lake Nipissing a few weeks ago and he caught some nice perch and some small pickerel that he had to release due to slot size. On Friday Andy went up to check the river conditions in the Grey-Bruce area and most of the rivers, including the Saugeen River, were flooding and un-fishable. Rivers in the southern part of Ontario are more fishable at the present time.
River Flow Rates: High, mud coloured, visibility 1 ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.593M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 10.652M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 9.026M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 1.473M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.287M, Maitland River (above Wingham) at 10.623M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.887M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 6.002M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.581M, Credit River at Orangeville 11.223M, Grand River (Doon) 4.169M (below Shand dam) at 1.553M, Rideau River at Ottawa 3.89M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.138M
Flyfishing: minnow and roe imitations
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 11, 2015: 6:12 am to 7:24 am (moon overhead) and 6:37 pm to 7:49 pm (moon underneath).
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