[nggallery id=609]Wayne Sheridan reports: High river levels are proving to be a challenge for most fishermen the past two weeks. Dave went fishing last weekend for a bit in Walkerton, but as soon as he tossed his lure in the river, it was whipped back into the bank. More rain is forecast Saturday. 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. Here are some pictures of our fishing tournament in the Fall. We really like the kids’ pictures. Have a great Halloween.
River Flow Rates: high. Visibility muddy, visibility 1ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.71M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 10.748M, Saugeen at Port Elgin rising at 8.982M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 1.489M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) rising at 5.216M, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10.689M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.503M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman high 5.967M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.785M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.235M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.296M (below Shand dam) rising at 1.784M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.693M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.089M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 29th, 2011: 3:22 pm to 4:18 pm (moon overhead) and 2:44 am to 3:42 am (moon underneath)
Flyfishing: crayfish, bloodworms, worms and minnows for larger trout. Use roe for salmon and steelhead, single eggs seem to get the best results.
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
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