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Saugeen River, ON Fishing Update.

Posted on April 19th, 2011

Wayne Sheridan reports: It seems that winter and spring are having daily fights to see which one will win these past few weeks. One day spring wins and the next it is snowing. Everything is about 2-3 weeks behind normal right now. Some friends report that the rainbow fishing is starting to pick up at most river mouths, especially Owen Sound this past week. Warmer weather and rain will increase the runs. 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.

River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) rising at 1.471M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 10.9M,  Saugeen at Port Elgin rising at 8.391M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 1.364M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 5.163M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 10.308M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.844M, 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), down at 4.201M (below Shand dam) at 1.626M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 3.8M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 59.255M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 23rd, 2011: 5:25am to 6:37am (moon overhead), 6:56pm to 7:32pm (moon underneath).

Flyfishing: Egg patterns, BWL, Hendrickson, bloodworms and minnows for larger trout

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

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