Wayne Sheridan reports: Heavy rains have increased river and lake levels in many southern Ontario locations. When the river or lake is cloudy, slow down your presentations as it will take longer for the fish to react to the bait. Remember to look for areas that the bass will ambush their prey from. For bass, is a lot of fun to use top water lures near sunset. For trout, the best bet is to hit the water before the sun rises. Once the sun hits the water the fish will shut down and go into hiding.
The USHRA/Saugeen Cedars Family Campground Fishing Tournament will be held September 11, 12, 13th, 2010. Planning has now started, please contact Pat Hawksworth at Saugeen Cedars.
River Flow Rates: moderate and rising. Visibility 3ft
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.38M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 9.2M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at .909M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 5.0M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.2M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.1M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman dropping at 5.8M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.6M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.5M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.13M (below Shand dam) at 1.79M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.7M, Ottawa River at Britannia down at 57.59M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday July 31st, 2010: 3:32am to 6:12am (moon overhead), 3:57pm to 6:37pm (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Hex, iso, caddis, Trios, yellow stonefly, white duns, bloodworms
Down rigging for Salmon: Great Lakes: Lake Superior110 ft down, Lake Michigan 120 ft down, Lake Huron 110 ft down, Lake Ontario 75 to 110 ft down. Best bet Lyman Lures, white, blue and pink.