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Saugeen River, ON and area fishing update.

Posted on March 15th, 2013

Wayne Sheridan reports: After a warm weekend (snow melt) and a good rain on Monday, stream and river levels are very high for the next week. While they have now started to drop, they remain very fast. Please be careful around them.

Andy, Ulrich, Carl, and the boys went fishing on Lake Simcoe a week ago and had a great time. They caught some nice small perch. Dave and Lenny went up ice fishing at Elliot Lake and caught a few nice lake trout.

River Flow Rates: very high and fast. Visibility mud coloured, 1ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) down at 1.767M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 11.277M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 9.48M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 1.864M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 5.42M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 11.009M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.364M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman up 6.22M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.942M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.294M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.654M (below Shand dam) up at 2.278M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 3.486M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 58.453M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday March 16th, 2013: 3:31 pm to 6:47 pm (moon overhead) and 3:11 am to 6:21 am (moon underneath).

Flyfishing: Roe, red blood worm, crayfish and minnow. For steelhead: very small roe bag with only 3-4 eggs for steelhead in the river mouths.

Great Lakes Fishing: Best bet is Lyman lures, monkey puke and herring colours. Use larger lures to imitate the baitfish. Use Blue Fox spoons.

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

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