Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on September 1st, 2012

After some good rains two weeks ago, river levels have dropped back down to low, clear conditions. The one good thing is that river temperatures have dropped. Many of the trout and bass are starting their fall feeding frenzy to build up biomass for the coming winter.

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Our good friend Joel Hopper was fishing on the Thames River and caught and released this beautiful bass. Congrats Joel. On Monday/Tuesday, the remnants of hurricane Isaac, that caused so much damage in the US Gulf States, will merge with a low pressure system and will affect southern Ontario.


River Flow Rates: low and stable. Visibility clear 10ft.


River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) dropping at 1.146M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.231M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 7.358M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 0.709M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 4.858M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.831M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.2M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman up 5.75M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.41M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.19M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.03M (below Shand dam) down at 1.642M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.509M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 57.658M


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday September 1st, 2012: 1:20 am to 2:41 am (moon overhead) and 1:00 pm to 3:26 pm (moon underneath).


Flyfishing: Iso, various caddis, trico, white dun, red blood worm, crayfish and minnow. On Saturday we saw large 1 ½ inch male Mayflies dancing over the river. It was fun to watch.


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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