Wayne Sheridan reports: Ice fishing is going strong in southern Ontario right now. Jim went up to Northbay to do some fishing with his brotherinlaw this past week. They caught some nice lake trout and Jim caught a nice 4lb fresh water cod. Ice fishing will continue to be strong as long as the ice remains stable on the lakes. River levels are now starting to drop down to normal levels on the Grey-Bruce after a major snow melt earlier this month. River ice remains unstable.
River Flow Rates: moderate and dropping.
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 2.383M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 10.8M, Saugeen at Port Elgin dropping at 8.99M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 1.485M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.382M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.596M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.056M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman up at 6.22M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 5.37M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.3M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.343M (below Shand dam) at 1.549M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 3.075M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.51M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday March 5th, 2011: 11:42am to 8:08am (moon overhead), midnight to 1:40am (moon underneath). New moon Friday March 4th
Flyfishing: Egg patterns, bloodworms and minnows for larger trout
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