Wayne Sheridan reports: Major temperature variations seem the norm lately, with snow one day and then thunderstorms the next. Warm temperatures this coming weekend will melt the rest of the snow in southern Ontario and the rainfall will dramatically increase stream and river levels quickly. Watch children and pets around streams and rivers. Open season for trout will open later this month in most rivers and lakes. Best bet right now is river mouths flowing into the Great Lakes.
River Flow Rates: moderate/high and rising.
Saugeen River (Durham) rising at 1.8M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 11.3M, Saugeen at Port Elgin dropping at 9.36M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 1.476M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.19M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 10.69M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.755M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 6.16M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 5.37M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.3M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.72M (below Shand dam) at 2.409M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 3.8M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.44M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 9th, 2011: 4:29pm to 7:58pm (moon overhead), 3:51am to 7:23am (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Egg patterns, BWL, Hendrickson, bloodworms and minnows for larger trout
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