Wayne Sheridan reports: Last weekend the weather conditions were unstable on Saturday. We went fishing for a few minutes before some rain came in and lost a nice river rainbow. Sundays conditions were sunny and warm and much more of a challenge. There was lots of insect activity on the river and therefore lots of food available for the fish. We worked about 4-5 areas before going back to where we lost the rainbow on Saturday and was ready to give up and then caught this nice rainbow. We wish everyone a great Long Weekend.
River Flow Rates: moderate. Visibility clear 7ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) dropping at 1.26M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.512M, Saugeen at Port Elgin up at 7.7M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.851M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.958M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.975M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.6M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down 5.844M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.506M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.22M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.053M (below Shand dam) up at 1.611M, Rideau River at Ottawa down at 3.073M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 58.157M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday May 19th, 2012: 10:32 am to 1:48 pm (moon overhead) and 10:57 pm to 2:13 am (moon underneath). Moon rise 5:07 am, moon set 7:18 pm
Flyfishing: BWO, Hendrickson, Grey Fox, Sulfur Dun, Caddis, red blood worm.
Great Lakes Fishing: Trout and salmon are presently in the 40-60 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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