Wayne Sheridan reports: This weekends warm temperatures will probably be the last heat wave for the summer, so enjoy the warm weather for the next few days. River levels continue to drop from their higher than normal levels for this time of year. Fishing has been good, but patience and time of day are the keys. Best bet for bass is top water lures in the early morning and late evening where deep pools intersect shallow marshes. Also focus on the Prime Fishing times.
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 1.19M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 9.2M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at .818M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 4.936M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.959M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.196M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman dropping at 5.72M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.432M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.5M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.082M (below Shand dam) at 1.68M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.895M, Ottawa River at Britannia steady at 57.653M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 28th, 2010: 2:08am to 4:58am (moon overhead), 2:33pm to 5:23pm (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
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