[nggallery id=727]Wayne Sheridan reports: Last weekend it rained almost the whole weekend. We needed the rain but I just wish it wasn’t on the weekend while camping. Sunday afternoon the rain finally let up and I decide to do a little fishing. I checked the river conditions and the Saugeen River had only come up about 5 inches and was fairly clear still. I saw one small brown feeding behind a large rock in the middle of the river; some minnows were doing a feeding frenzy. Ah, there was a mayfly hatch going on. I walked down the river and saw a nice rainbow and caught it, photographed it, and released it. Then I went after a large 4lb. male brown and we had a great fight for 15 minutes and released him. I sat on the bank of the river for the next hour watching the trout feeding, amazing.
River Flow Rates: moderate. Visibility clear 5ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) dropping at 1.242M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.47M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 7.619M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.817M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.93M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.961M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.326M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down 5.846M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.507M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.22M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.085M (below Shand dam) up at 1.624M, Rideau River at Ottawa not available, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 58.006M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday June 16th, 2012: 9:13 am to 12:33 pm (moon overhead) and 9:38 pm to 12:58am (moon underneath).
Moonrise 3:44 am. Moonset 6:06 pm.
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 Don’t forget to check the lunar times and check out our new articles on Flying Squirrels, Cod Stocks, White Nose Syndrome in Bats, and the Asian Carp Debate at www.canadianangling.com .