Wayne Sheridan reports: This Springâ€™s opening of trout season was a challenge. Most of the steelhead have headed up the rivers to spawn and have already returned to the Great Lakes. Many of the salmon have already moved to May/June locations and depths. River levels are low and clear, and the fish are very spooky. This week, look to fish deep pools. Every year we hear about fishermen who lose their lives while fishing. Please be careful when fishing and respect the elements. When in a boat or canoe, always wear a floatation device, it may save your life. Think Safety Smart.
River Flow Rates: moderate/low and clearing
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.32M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 9.5M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping N/A, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at .9M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.88M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.8M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.1M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.2M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.0M, Grand River (Doon), down at 3.8M (below Shand dam) down at 1.4M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday May 1, 2010: 9:09pm to 11:21pm (moon overhead), 8:34am to 11:06am (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: BWO, Hendrix, Various Caddis, Grey Fox, and maybe a few duns