Wayne Sheridan reports: Patience and persistence does pay off. We were fishing the Saugeen River and Kait caught this beautiful giant river brown trout. As you can see, the colours of the fish were beautiful. Kait fought the fish for half an hour before we could land this 9.4lb monster. This was her first trout. Congratulations Kait, great fish, the biggest we have ever seen pulled out of this part of the river. Temperatures are returning to normal with fishing opportunities increasing at river mouths.
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River Flow Rates: moderate and dropping. Visibility 5ft
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.285M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 9.4M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 1.017M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 4.955M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.016M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.329M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman dropping at 5.722M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.696M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.5M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.161M (below Shand dam) at 1.69M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.988M, Ottawa River at Britannia steady at 58.13M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 23, 2010: midnight to 2:33am (moon overhead), 11:48am to 2:58am (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Hex, iso, caddis, white duns, grasshopper, bloodworms and minnows for larger trout
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 Superior 60 ft down, Lake Michigan 50 ft down, Lake Huron 70 ft down, Lake Ontario 60 to 110 ft down. Best bet Lyman Lures, white, blue and pink.
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