Wayne Sheridan reports: The leaves are changing colors and this is a great time to take a drive in the Grey-Bruce. Chose a nice sunny day and enjoy the drive. We have noticed that everything is about 2-3 weeks behind normal for this time of year. Fishing opportunities are picking up, with many fish making their spawning runs up the rivers. We caught and released this nice brown trout while fishing the Saugeen River. We found that they were holding in deep pools. We lost a few larger fish, but we both will continue to chase them.
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River Flow Rates: low/moderate and dropping. Visibility 7ft
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.285M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 9.4M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 1.017M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 4.955M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.016M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.329M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman dropping at 5.722M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.696M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.5M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.161M (below Shand dam) at 1.69M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.988M, Ottawa River at Britannia steady at 58.13M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 16, 2010: 8:00pm to 9:32pm (moon overhead), 7:49am to 9:05am (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Hex, iso, caddis, white duns, grasshopper, bloodworms and minnows for larger trout
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 Superior 60 ft down, Lake Michigan 50 ft down, Lake Huron 70 ft down, Lake Ontario 60 to 110 ft down. Best bet Lyman Lures, white, blue and pink.
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