Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on September 19th, 2011

Wayne Sheridan reports: River levels were low and crystal clear last weekend, which was a real challenge for our Fishing Tournament. We started fishing at the campground bridge, but you could see the trout sitting on the bottom, ignoring our baits. The best time for fishing was early in the morning and late in the evening, basically, low light levels. A good rain will get the fish more active. Cooler weather has cooled the Saugeen River and Great Lakes. Here are the Fishing Tournament winners: Aidan Smyth (Adult), Flyfishing 1st place, Lucas Goll (1st-Kids), Camden Fraser (Close Count-Kids), and the Jerry Hibbs Memorial Award – Terry Bailey. We will post pictures as soon as they come in. Thanks to all the volunteers, fishermen and a special thank you to our great sponsors!


River Flow Rates: low. Visibility crystal clear at 12 ft. light tan colored


River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) rising at 1.22M, Saugeen River (Walkerton)  rising at 9.56M, Saugeen at Port Elgin rising at 7.96M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.799M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) rising at 4.99M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.6M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.4M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 5.7M, Credit River at Streetsville dropping at 4.3M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.14M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.10M (below Shand dam) rising at 1.65M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.8M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.87M


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday September 17th, 2011: 2:51am to 6:11am (moon overhead) and 3:16pm to 6:36pm (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 ladder-back Lyman lure with a 21.16-lb (9.53 kilogram) Chinook salmon. Nice fish!


Always Fish Safely


Wayne Sheridan


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