Wayne Sheridan reports: Andy and Mario went fishing in Southampton at Denny’s dam this past weekend and Andy caught and released a beautiful 12lb female brown trout. It was full of eggs and obviously heading up the Saugeen River to spawn. They also caught numerous 2-4lb rainbows. They originally were using roe sacks but weren’t getting any action, but then switched to single cured eggs and the action really picked up.
River Flow Rates: moderate. Visibility clear, visibility 9ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.27M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 9.674M, Saugeen at Port Elgin dropping at 7.819M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 1.200M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 5.011M, Maitland River (above Wingham) dropping at 10.056M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.691M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman dropping 5.953M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.528M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.104M, Grand River (Doon), dropping at 4.107M (below Shand dam) dropping at 1.614M, Rideau River at Ottawa dropping at 2.70M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.801M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday November 19th, 2011: 5:38 am to 8:04 am (moon overhead) and 6:03 pm to 8:29 pm (moon underneath). Moonrise 12:25am, moonset 1:09 pm
Flyfishing: crayfish, bloodworms, worms and minnows for larger trout. Use roe for rainbow 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!
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