[singlepic id=2169 w=320 h=240 float=]Wayne Sheridan reports: Last weekend was the opening of trout season in many of the rivers and lakes in southern Ontario. High river levels made it a challenge for many fishermen however we did well on the Saugeen River catching and releasing 4 brown trout over the weekend. Fishermen in Owen Sound were doing really well last Thursday, Friday and until Saturday with salmon in the harbor. Best lures were small herring imitation Lyman lures and spoons. However high winds on Saturday made the water dirty and the fish went off the bite. With heavy rains this past week, fishing will be a challenge. Look for stable slower river areas to fish. Be careful of fast moving streams and rivers.
River Flow Rates: high and rising. Visibility 3 ft. tea coloured
River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) rising at 1.45M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 10.526M, Saugeen at Port Elgin rising at 9.26M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 1.423M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 5.26M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 10.553M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.154M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 6.301M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 5.37M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.3M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.316M (below Shand dam) at 1.624M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 3.94M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 59.014M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 30th, 2011: 9:51am to 12:33pm (moon overhead), 10:16pm to 12:58am (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Egg patterns, BWL, Hendrickson, bloodworms, worms and minnows for larger trout
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