Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on June 4th, 2012

Wayne Sheridan reports: My friends Andy and Mario went up north and did a little fishing for speckled trout (specs) this past weekend and they caught and released a lot of nice fish. They had a great time, fishing at the crack of dawn. They were using dead minnows with very small split shots and tossed into the rapids. The warm winter allowed more small fish and minnows to survive. This should improve the fishery in many lakes and rivers. Some much needed rain is forecast for the Saugeen River area starting Thursday evening and Friday. Last Sunday afternoon it looked like a heavy rainfall was coming in over Lake Huron. By the time it reached the Saugeen River, it had dissipated and was only a light shower.


River Flow Rates: moderate/low. Visibility clear 12ft.


River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) dropping at 1.201M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.386M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 7.546M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.791M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.931M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.925M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.33M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down 5.816M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.456M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.209M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.059M (below Shand dam) up at 1.616M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.901M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 57.928M


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday June 2nd, 2012: 11:21 pm to 1:10 am (moon overhead) and 10:33 am to (moon underneath).


Flyfishing: Sulfur dun, green drake, iso, caddis, red blood worm, crayfish and minnow.


Great Lakes Fishing: Trout and salmon are presently in the 90-110 depth. Best bet is Lyman lures, monkey puke and herring colours. Use smaller lures that will imitate the smaller baitfish. Use Lucky Strike lures.


Always Fish Safely


Wayne Sheridan


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