Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on July 20th, 2011

Wayne Sheridan reports: River levels continue to drop due to hot temperatures and lack of rain. Trout are hiding in deep pools during the day or in cooler backwash areas. Best times are just before sunrise and sunset. We noticed the brown trout coming from the deep pools and feeding on flies at these times. We caught and released this nice small brown trout in the campground, but fishing has been sporadic. We spent most of our vacation removing and rebuilding the deck on our trailer but did a little fishing.

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River Flow Rates: low and dropping. Visibility clearing at 7 ft. light tan colored


River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.175M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) steady at 9.339M, Saugeen at Port Elgin dropping at 7.533M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.871M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.911M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.997M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.57M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 5.845M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.466M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.3M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.059M (below Shand dam) rising at 1.588M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.70M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.138M


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday July 23rd, 2011: 5:33am to 8:43am (moon overhead).5:58pm to 9:08pm (moon underneath)


Flyfishing: Hex, iso, various caddis, trico, yellow stonefly, crayfish, bloodworms, worms and minnows for larger trout. We noticed some white dun’s near the river Saturday evening.


Great Lakes Fishing: Best lures are purple/black Lyman’s with silver specks and Lucky Strike spoons.


Always Fish Safely


Wayne Sheridan


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