Wayne Reports: Dave Morgan was fishing the upper reaches of the French River, just below the Big Chaudiere Rapids (See fishing picture page 3). He caught this great 29 inch pike using a gold spoon. Great fish Dave, congrats. We hope you catch more, on your well deserved vacation next week.
River levels have dropped to summer levels the past few weekends and the water is very warm. Trout fishing has been a challenge for many. Best times for fishing is early morning and late evening. Look in deep cool holes with cover and near entrances to streams. As soon as the sun shines on the river, the trout head down deep and shut down. Water temperatures have risen quickly with the hot weather. We need a lot more rain to fill the river and improve the farmer’s crops.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.114M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.32M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 7.51M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 0.728, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 4.896M, Maitland River (above Wingham) at 9.855M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.264M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 5.714M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.381M, Credit River at Orangeville 11.198M, Grand River (Doon) 4.056M (below Shand dam) at 1.653M, Rideau River at Ottawa 2.615M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.854M
Flyfishing: minnow, red wiggler worms, iso, Trico, white dun, and various caddis
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday July 30, 2016: 8:46 am to noon (moon overhead) and 10:07 pm to 1:23 am (moon underneath).
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