Saugeen River, ON and area fishing update.

Posted on June 27th, 2013

Wayne Sheridan reports: River temperatures are now starting to warm up and the fish are active. As the temperature warms, trout change their feeding habits and will feed closer to dawn and dusk. They also reduce their food consumption when the water gets really warm in July and August. Look for them in deep pools and undercut banks during the warmest part of the day. Always try to match the hatch.

One mistake we see other fishermen make is the size of hook that they use. Always use the smallest hook and try to hide it in the bait (minnow or worm). A heavier hook will make your bait sink, rather than float naturally down the river.

 River Flow Rates: moderate/low. Visibility tea coloured, 7ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.18M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.447M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 7.641M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 0.875M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 4.957M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.024M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.908M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 5.876M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.616M, Credit River at Orangeville at 11.212M, Grand River (Doon) at 4.081M (below Shand dam) at 1.623M, Rideau River at Ottawa at 3.119M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.608M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday June 29th, 2013: 5:21 am to 7:43 am (moon overhead) and 5:46 pm to 8:08 pm (moon underneath).

Flyfishing: Gray Fox, Sulfur Dun, Green Drake. scuds, stonefly, Hendrickson. Roe, red blood worm, crayfish and minnow.

Great Lakes Fishing: Best bet is Lyman lures, Rapala J13, Storm Hot’N Tot, & Rapala Shad Rap #9 and Rapala spoons.

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

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