Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on October 21st, 2011

[singlepic id=2763 w=320 h=240 float=]Wayne Sheridan reports: When my friend Shawn Wells went fishing in Newfoundland a few weeks ago, here is one of the nice cod they caught. Heavy rains this week have dramatically raised the stream, river and lake levels in southern Ontario. The water is extremely cloudy and dirty. Best bet it the slower sections of the river, especially beside land points. The salmon, brown and brook trout have started their yearly migration to spawn on the Saugeen River. These are being followed by the rainbows and steelhead. Good action reported at Bronte. Due to the quickly rising rivers, be careful around the slippery banks and keep children and pets at a safe distance.

River Flow Rates: quickly rising, high. Visibility muddy, visibility 1ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham)  at 1.697M, Saugeen River (Walkerton)  rising at 10.4M, Saugeen at Port Elgin rising at 8.4M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 1.51M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) rising at 5.26M, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10.622M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.308M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman high not available, Credit River at Streetsville up at 5.156M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.415M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.49M (below Shand dam) rising at 1.619M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.852M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.805M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 22nd, 2011: 7:52 am to 10:28 am (moon overhead) and 8:17 pm to 10:53 pm (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!

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

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