Wayne Sheridan reports: An upper level low pressure system has settled over southern Ontario causing summer weather to vanish and cooler fall weather to come early. This has caused river and lake temperatures to drop. Our friend Dave Johnston did a little fishing up north this past weekend and caught a nice sized pickerel on the Nipigon River, north of Lake Superior. He would have had better success if his boat motor didn’t act up. Don’t forget our fishing tournament is this weekend and thanks to our great sponsors for donating the prizes.
River Flow Rates: low/moderate. Visibility clearing at 7 ft. tan colored
River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) rising at 1.20M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) quickly rising at 9.68M, Saugeen at Port Elgin rising at 7.96M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.799M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) rising at 4.98M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.6M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.3M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 5.7M, Credit River at Streetsville dropping at 4.5M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.19M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.10M (below Shand dam) rising at 1.625M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.749M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.687M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday September 10th, 2011: 11:15pm to 1:11am (moon overhead) and 11:05am to 12:42pm (moon underneath)
Flyfishing: BWO, iso, various caddis, 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.Also, Rudy Hachey won the Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular using his trusted white ladderback Lyman lure with a 21.16-lb (9.53 kilogram) Chinook salmon. Nice fish!
Always Fish Safely
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