Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on July 28th, 2011

Wayne Sheridan reports: River and lake levels continue to drop due to lack of rain in southern Ontario. We hope to get a good rain Thursday and Friday this week. Trout are now primarily feeding at dawn to dust and holding in deep pools during the day. Bass are down deep and look for them in cooler sections of the lake. Here is a picture of Ron with a pike that he caught at the Ayton dam.

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River Flow Rates: low and dropping. Visibility clearing at 5 ft. light tan colored


River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.155M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) steady at 9.32M, Saugeen at Port Elgin dropping at 7.5M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.815M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.911M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.827M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.32M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 5.823M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.488M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.193M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.06M (below Shand dam) rising at 1.588M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.70M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.014M


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday July 30th, 2011: 11:43am to 2:45pm (moon overhead). Midnight to 2:22am (moon underneath)


Flyfishing: Hex, iso, various caddis, trico, yellow stonefly, crayfish, bloodworms, worms and minnows for larger trout.


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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