Wayne Sheridan reports: River levels are a bit low right now on most of the rivers in southern Ontario and this has made fishing a challenge for many. The fish are easily spooked so look for the fish near undercut banks, debris, shaded areas and in deep holes. Best fishing times will be early morning and at dusk. We wish everyone has a fun and safe Canada Day weekend.
River Flow Rates: moderate/low. Visibility clear 15ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) dropping at 1.173M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.304M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 7.466M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.768M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.885M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.896M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.396M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman up 5.795M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.439M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.192M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.084M (below Shand dam) up at 1.627M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.63M, Ottawa River at Britannia down at 57.769M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday June 30th, 2012: 10:08 pm to 11:10 pm (moon overhead) and 9:30 am to 10:38am (moon underneath). Moonrise 5:28 pm. Moonset 2:54 am.
Flyfishing: Sulfur dun, green drake, iso, caddis, red blood worm, crayfish and minnow.
Great Lakes Fishing: Trout and salmon are presently in the 100ft depth and below. 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
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