Wayne Sheridan reports: The dog days of summer have arrived and the temperatures are not too extreme during the day. Thursday was a beautiful day. The lakes and river could use more rain. Levels continue to be low and warm. The temperatures have started to drop because of the cooler night temperatures. The salmon being caught on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay are getting larger. This is a good sign that the baitfish are starting to recover. Fishing on the upper Saugeen River has been a little slow the past few weeks but as the temperature drops, the fishing will improve with some rain.
River Flow Rates: low and stable. Visibility clearing at 8 ft. light tan colored
River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.196M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) steady at 9.36M, Saugeen at Port Elgin dropping at 7.485M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.794M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.899M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.904M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.298M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 5.82M, Credit River at Streetsville dropping at 4.486M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.192M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.06M (below Shand dam) dropping at 1.613M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.642M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.787M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 13th, 2011: midnight to 1:31am (moon overhead) and full moon. 12:28pm to 1:56pm (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.
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