Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on August 10th, 2012

Wayne Sheridan reports: Finally, some good rain has raised river levels. After drought levels for the past month and exceedingly warm water, things are on the rebound. Even the campfire ban has been lifted in the Grey-Bruce. Rain will continue this Friday and Saturday. Once river levels rise and stabilize, fishing should be good for Monday and Tuesday. Best time for trout fishing will be right around dawn and sunset. It is important to note that around August 15, trout will dramatically increase their food intake after a hot summer. Cooler night temperatures will drop the river and lake temperatures. Our neighbour caught this small baby lamprey in the park this past weekend. This is the first time we have ever seen one this far up river.

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River Flow Rates: moderate/low and rising. Visibility clear 6ft.


River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) rising at 1.178M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.235M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 7.388M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 0.695M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 4.856M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.858M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.231M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman up 5.773M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.51M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.231M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.047M (below Shand dam) down at 1.614M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.65M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 57.616M


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 11th, 2012: 6:38 am to 10:01 am (moon overhead) and 7:00 pm to 10:26 pm (moon underneath). Moonrise 1:02 am. Moonset 3:35 pm.


Flyfishing: Iso, various caddis, trico, white dun, 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 larger lures to imitate the baitfish. Use Lucky Strike lures.


Always Fish Safely


Wayne Sheridan


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