Wayne Sheridan reports: Warm temperatures have turned many fish off their normal feeding times. We finally got a chance to do a little fishing on the Saugeen River this past weekend, but it was a challenge. Many people were also using the river for swimming, tubing, canoeing, etc. This will change the locations of where the fish hold. We went downriver a little from everyone and ended up catching a nice little rainbow trout at 530pm. Again, the Prime Fishing Times were accurate on when to fish. 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) rising at 1.29M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 9.598M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at .998M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 4.936M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 10.00M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.196M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman dropping at 5.72M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.44M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.5M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.077M (below Shand dam) at 1.68M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.816M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 57.655M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 21st, 2010: 10:47pm to 11:59pm (moon overhead), 10:30am to 11:32am (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