Wayne Sheridan reports: the Labor Day Weekend was one of the wettest we remember on the Saugeen River and southern Ontario. This will increase river levels for the next couple of weeks and dirty the water. Temperatures are now starting to cool down after one of the hottest summers on record. Trout fishing continues to be best early in the morning, with fishing dropping off after the sun hits the rivers.
The USHRA/Saugeen Cedars Family Campground Fishing Tournament will be held September 11, 12, 13th, 2010. Planning has now started, please contact Pat Hawksworth at Saugeen Cedars.
River Flow Rates: moderate and rising. Visibility 3ft
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.297M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 9.2M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at .897M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 4.932M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.953M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.196M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman dropping at 5.68M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.419M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.5M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.082M (below Shand dam) at 1.694M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.988M, Ottawa River at Britannia steady at 57.653M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday September 11, 2010: 3:25pm to 4:27pm (moon overhead), 2:48am to 4:16am (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Hex, iso, caddis, white duns, grasshopper, bloodworms
Down rigging for Salmon: Surface lake temperatures are the highest recorded since 1991. Look for areas behind points and islands for cooler pockets of water. Great Lakes: Lake Superior110 ft down, Lake Michigan 120 ft down, Lake Huron 110 ft down, Lake Ontario 75 to 110 ft down. Best bet Lyman Lures, white, blue and pink.
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