Wayne Sheridan reports. Last weekend we held our 6th Annual Fishing Challenge. While the weather was absolutely beautiful, river levels had dropped significantly and the water was extremely clear. This made the fish very spooky. Everyone had a great time and there are lots of new fish stories by the fishermen, about the big rainbow that got away.
With a lack of rain this past week (no rain since August 30th), conditions will be a challenge again. Best areas to fish are close to dams. We still need a good rain to draw the majority of the salmon up the rivers. Some salmon have already started their runs up the rivers and more will be running up after a cool wet rain, expected this Sunday and Monday. A few salmon have already reached the dam in Walkerton. Watch for rainbows to start their runs shortly after.
River Flow Rates: low/moderate
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping again at 1.19M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) down at 9.2M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping at 7.44M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 0.705M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.86M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.85M, French River at Woseley Bay steady at 188.4M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.45M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.1M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.08M (below Shand dam) steady at 1.67M.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday September 19th, 2009: 12:54pm to 2:40pm (moon overhead), 12:20am to 2:25am (moon underneath). New moon Friday September 18th, fall starts Tuesday September 22nd.
Great Lakes: Lake Superior, 30-40ft, Lake Michigan 60-100ft, Lake Ontario 40-80ft, Lake Huron 40-80ft, Lake Erie 50ft. Best locations near river mouths. Best baits; Lymans in blue and white. Also pink Lymans. Remember to recharge with a flashlight. Spoons, body baits, cracked ice and monkey puke
Fly Fishing: Grey Fox, Sulphur Dun, Green Drake, Hex, and various caddis
Saugeen conditions: low, clearing, tea colored water, 14C, and visibility Saugeen River, 4ft.
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