Wayne Sheridan reports: Opening weekend of trout fishing was a challenge to many fishermen. River levels were low and clear, and the fish were very spooky. We went out to Wilmer Ponds, just north of Durham to get a little practice. It didnâ€™t take long for us to catch these beautiful 2 rainbow trout. It was a lot of fun. Fishing on Saturday was interesting. We watched 2 rainbows spawning in the river in Hanover. It was very interesting watching them dig their redd to place their eggs in it. We didnâ€™t get very much rains on the weekend, so river levels are still low and clear. Look to fish deep pools and be patient.
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River Flow Rates: moderate/low and clear. Visibility 15ft
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.24M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 9.5M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping N/A, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) steady at .9M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.96M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.02M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.52M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.53M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.22M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.06M (below Shand dam) down at 1.55M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday May 1st, 2010: 3:12am to 4:00am (moon overhead), 3:37pm to 4:25pm (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: BWO, Hendrix, Various Caddis, Grey Fox, and maybe a few duns