Wayne Sheridan reports: I went fishing with my neighbors last weekend (Aidan Smyth and Zach Roughley) and went to Wilmer Ponds on Hwy 6 near Durham. We all had a great time fishing but it was really cold and windy but the trip was well worth it as we caught some nice brown and rainbow trout. On Sunday we went fishing at Walkerton and it was a challenge. We just caught one small rainbow and released it for another day. The salmon are now starting to spawn in the Saugeen River.
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River Flow Rates: moderate. Visibility clearing, visibility 4ft, light tan colored
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) dropping at 1.229M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 9.6M, Saugeen at Port Elgin rising at not available, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.844M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.86M, 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 1.633M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.685M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.438M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 8th, 2011: 9:51 pm to 11:57 pm (moon overhead) and 9:41 am to 11:33 am (moon underneath)
Flyfishing: BWO, iso, various caddis, white dun, crayfish, bloodworms, worms and minnows for larger trout. Roe for salmon and steelhead.
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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