Wayne Sheridan reports: Spring is in the air. Warm weather has pretty much finished ice fishing for this season. Just before the warm weather hit, our friend Lenny went ice fishing around the Kawartha Lakes and fishing was great. Within 15 minutes he had caught and released two nice lake trout. He was using spoons tipped with minnows. With the warm weather (looks like Wiarton Willie was wrong again, but we were right), most rivers are extremely high and muddy due to snow melt and the rain we had last weekend. Be extremely careful around wet slippery river banks. Keep you children and pets away from fast moving rivers.
River Flow Rates: high and fast: Spring melt underway.
Saugeen River (Durham) quickly rising at 2.0M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 12.0M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) up at 9.8M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) high at 1.7M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) high at 5.4M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 11.1M French River at Woseley Bay at 187.01M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 5.1M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.4M, Grand River (Doon), rising at 4.8 (below Shand dam) high at 2.7M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday March 20th 2010: 3:15pm to 6:47pm (moon overhead), 2:52am to 12:56pm (moon underneath). The first official day of spring is March 20th. .
Saugeen conditions: high, muddy