Saugeen River, ON fishing report.

Posted on October 14th, 2011

[nggallery id=604]Wayne Sheridan reports: Ray Milley went fishing a couple of weeks ago and caught this nice red fin (sea bass) in Newfoundland. Warm weather has slowed the fall changing of the trees lately, but they should be in full colour during the next 2 weeks on the Grey-Bruce. River levels are now starting to rise and cool down. The salmon, brown and brook trout have started their yearly migration to spawn on the Saugeen River. These are being followed by the rainbows and steelhead. The rain this weekend should spur this on. Good action reported at Bronte.

River Flow Rates: moderate. Visibility cloudy, visibility 4ft, tan colored

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) dropping at 1.23M, Saugeen River (Walkerton)  rising at 9.24M, Saugeen at Port Elgin rising at 7.5M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 0.942M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.9M, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 9.98M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.245M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 5.867M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.621M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.195M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.08M (below Shand dam) rising at 1.573M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.66M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.568M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 15th, 2011: 1:32 am to 4:58 am (moon overhead) and 1:57 pm to 5:23 pm (moon underneath)

Flyfishing: BWO, iso, various caddis, white dun, crayfish, bloodworms, worms and minnows for larger trout. Roe for salmon and steelhead.

Great Lakes Fishing: Best lures are purple/black Lyman’s with silver specks and Lucky Strike spoons. Also, Rudy Hachey won the Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular using his trusted white ladder-back Lyman lure with a 21.16-lb (9.53 kilogram) Chinook salmon. Nice fish!

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

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