Wayne Sheridan reports: The hot summer days of vacation for many have arrived. This means fishing with family members. Remember to have everyone in the boat properly equipped with floatation devices and make sure that they are wearing them. It only takes a second to accidentally tip a boat and everyone is suddenly in the water. When wading into a river, currents are extremely fast and the gravel bottom is slippery. Do not go into dangerous river flows for any reason. With the hot summer, many have switched to night feeding or very early morning. Focus on these times to fish. Bass will hold in deep cooler pockets of water and feed near sunset and sunrise.
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 dropping. Visibility 6ft
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.47M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) steady at 9.4M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at .905M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.8M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 10.14M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.19M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman dropping at 5.72M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.49M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.5M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.079M (below Shand dam) at 1.679M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.816M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 57.533M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 14th, 2010: 4:40pm to 5:58pm (moon overhead), 4:02am to 5:40am (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Hex, iso, caddis, Trios, yellow stonefly, white duns, bloodworms
Down rigging for Salmon: Surface lake temperatures are the highest recorded since 1991. Look for areas behind points and islands for cooler pockets of water. 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 and Reef Runner shad baits