Saugeen River, ON and area fishing update.

Posted on April 3rd, 2013

Wayne Sheridan reports: Andy, Paul, and the guys went fishing on Good Friday to the Saugeen River at Denny’s Dam. River levels were very high and almost un-fishable. They then scooted over to Goderich and the conditions were the same there. They think it will be another 2 weeks before the river drops down and you can see the holes where the fish rest. Be very careful along river banks as the current is very fast and the banks are very slippery (as some friends have found out).

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

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) down at 1.523M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 10.483M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 8.757M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 1.427M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 5.21M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.526M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.777M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman up 6.154M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.81M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.241M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.339M (below Shand dam) down at 1.691M, Rideau River at Ottawa down at 4.175M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 58.572M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 6th, 2013: 9:22 am to 11:14 am (moon overhead) and 9:47 pm to 11:38 pm (moon underneath).

Bait: 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.

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