Wayne Sheridan reports: The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer have finally arrived with temperatures back to their normal highs and lows. Lack of rain on the Saugeen River continues to be a problem for fishermen and farmers around Hanover. Last weekend storms hit upstream and downstream, but missed the campground. River levels are stable though. Last week James took his 2 year old son Hunter fishing and he caught his first trout, a nice 1 1/2lb trout in the park. We will post it as soon as he forwards it.
River Flow Rates: low and stable. Visibility clearing at 6 ft. light tan colored
River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) stable at 1.166M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) steady at 9.34M, Saugeen at Port Elgin dropping at 7.460M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.774M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.880M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.904M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.281M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 5.82M, Credit River at Streetsville dropping at 4.572M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.192M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.06M (below Shand dam) dropping at 1.611M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.642M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.787M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 20th, 2011: 4:10am to 7:26am (moon overhead) and 4:35pm to 7:51pm (moon underneath)
Flyfishing: Hex, iso, various caddis, trico, white dun, 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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