Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on November 7th, 2011

Wayne Sheridan reports: River levels are a bit high and clear. We went fishing in Walkerton on Sunday for a bit but the action was slow. We didn’t see any small minnows or chubs in the river. Around this time of year they bury themselves in the gravel until the spring. We did notice that the larger fish are sitting in deep pools. Our website was down for a few days, but our sever has fixed it. Our friend Randy just sent this picture of a nice bass he caught a little while ago. He caught it on Chesley Lake using a 4inch pumpkin seed tube jig.

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River Flow Rates: moderate. Visibility clear, visibility 7ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham)  at 1.31M, Saugeen River (Walkerton)  dropping at 9.683M, Saugeen at Port Elgin dropping at 7.839M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 1.207M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 5.019M, Maitland River (above Wingham) dropping at 10.096M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.687M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman dropping 5.973M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.528M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.204M, Grand River (Doon), dropping at 4.127M (below Shand dam) dropping at 1.619M, Rideau River at Ottawa dropping at 2.707M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.001M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday November 12th, 2011: midnight to 2:46 am (moon overhead) and 11:41 am to 3:11 pm (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

Wayne Sheridan

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