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Saugeen River, ON Fishing Update.

Posted on May 5th, 2011

Wayne Sheridan reports: Last weekend, river levels were the highest we have seen in a while and the water clarity was very poor. This created many challenges on where to fish. Cold weather was another challenge that reduced the activity of the fish and fishermen. We caught this nice 19 inch brown trout in fast water and it took ½ hour to land it. It put up a great fight.

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River Flow Rates: very high and dropping. Visibility clearing at 5 ft. tea colored.  Be careful of fast moving streams and rivers.

River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.405M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 10.526M,  Saugeen at Port Elgin rising at 8.71M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 1.454M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 5.26M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.302M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.982M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 6.227M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 5.37M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.3M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.216M (below Shand dam) at 1.624M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 3.639M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 59.532M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday May 14th, 2011: 10:13pm to 11:41pm (moon overhead), 9:54am to 11:22am (moon underneath).

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

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

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