Wayne Sheridan reports: Lenny and Dave Johnston went fishing last weekend in Owen Sound. There were salmon in the river, but didn’t catch anything there as it was too crowded. They later went down by the mouth of the river and Dave caught a nice 4lb salmon using a lure. Shawn Wells went back home to Newfoundland and went fishing with Ray Milley on opening of cod season. They caught a few nice cod and also a couple of mackerel. When the mackerel hits the lure it swims back towards the rod, which can be a challenge for first time fishermen.
River Flow Rates: moderate. Visibility muddy, visibility 4ft, light tan colored
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) dropping at 1.239M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 9.7M, Saugeen at Port Elgin rising at not available, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.854M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.96M, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10.016M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.2M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 5.82M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.589M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.195M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.078M (below Shand dam) rising at 1.629M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.685M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.438M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 1st, 2011: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm (moon overhead) and 4:00 am to 5:10 am (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!
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