Wayne Sheridan reports: River levels have continued to drop this past week due to a lack of any significant rainfall in southern Ontario. The rivers are at moderate to low levels and are very clear, making the fish very spooky. A cold front is going through Saturday morning with some rain. We hope this will be helpful to the fishermen and farmers in southern Ontario. Best spots are in deep pools until the water gets a little dirtier. The deep pools are also a bit warmer at this time of year, which they prefer. Also fish slow and leave your bait in the location for a while.
River Flow Rates: Low/moderate. Visibility clear 10ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) dropping at 1.26M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.542M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 7.766M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.987M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.98M, Maitland River (above Wingham) dropping at 10.006M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.497M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down 5.872M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.501M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.201M, Grand River (Doon), dropping at 4.045M (below Shand dam) down at 1.546M, Rideau River at Ottawa down at 2.729M, Ottawa River at Britannia not available
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 21st, 2012: 11:52 am to 3:02 pm (moon overhead) and midnight to 2:38 am (moon underneath). Moon rise 6:30 am, moon set 8:29 pm
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 28th, 2012: 5:33 pm to 8:36 pm (moon overhead) and 5:05 am to 8:17 am (moon underneath). Moon rise 12:05 pm, moon set 1:19 am
Flyfishing: We saw lots of insect activity this past weekend, mosquitoes, bees, fireflies, houseflies, almost everything. Use roe for rainbow and steelhead, single eggs seem to get the best results.
Great Lakes Fishing: Trout and salmon are presently in the 20-40 depth. Best bet is Lyman lures, monkey puke and herring colours. Use smaller lures that will imitate the smaller baitfish. Use Lucky Strike lures.
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