We went down to the river Saturday evening and did a little fishing. The river was quiet, with no hatches coming off. We noticed a few smaller trout feeding on a few mayflies, but there weren’t many around. We worked one deep hole and hooked into this nice sucker fish. We captured it, photographed it and released it. These fish are very important to a healthy river system. They clean the bottom of the river and I have watched them stir up a gravel bed and a trout feeding right behind them on a few occasions.
Everything is still about 2-3 weeks behind normal because of the cool, wet Spring, but a heat wave arrives this weekend, just in time for the start of Summer.
River Flow Rates: moderate. Visibility tea coloured, 7ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.223M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.53M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 7.761M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 0.93M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.00M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.219M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.154M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 5.863M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.525M, Credit River at Orangeville at 11.221M, Grand River (Doon) at 4.114M (below Shand dam) at 1.622M, Rideau River at Ottawa at 3.284M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.757M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday June 22nd, 2013: midnight to 12:27 am (moon overhead) and 11:48 am to 12:54 pm (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Gray Fox, Sulfur Dun, Green Drake. scuds, stonefly, Hendrickson. Roe, red blood worm, crayfish and minnow.
Great Lakes Fishing: Best bet is Lyman lures, Rapala J13, Storm Hot’N Tot, & Rapala Shad Rap #9 and Rapala spoons.
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