Saugeen River, ON fishing report.

Posted on August 8th, 2011

Wayne Sheridan reports: Last weekend Tony Park took his 7 year old son Anthony fishing on the Saugeen River at Walkerton. They caught and released lots of little rainbows and had a great time together. Once they catch a real nice sized fish, they will photograph it and we will post it. Night temperatures are now starting to drop and the river are starting to cool down. Larger brown trout are still holding in deep water and feeding primarily at night while the smaller fish feed during the day. Rainbows are holding in drop off areas after a set of rapids. We finally received some much needed rainfall on the rivers and lakes in the Grey-Bruce area. This should improve fishing for the next few weeks.


River Flow Rates: low and stable. Visibility clearing at 6 ft. light tan colored


River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.204M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) steady at 9.44M, Saugeen at Port Elgin dropping at 7.5M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.825M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.94M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.909M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.318M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 5.82M, Credit River at Streetsville dropping at 4.523M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.192M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.06M (below Shand dam) dropping at 1.632M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.642M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.787M


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 6th, 2011: 6:53pm to 7:55pm (moon overhead). 6:15am to 7:31am (moon underneath)


Flyfishing: Hex, iso, various caddis, trico, yellow stonefly, crayfish, bloodworms, worms and minnows for larger trout.


Great Lakes Fishing: Best lures are purple/black Lyman’s with silver specks and Lucky Strike spoons.


Always Fish Safely


Wayne Sheridan


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