Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on September 28th, 2012

[nggallery id=797]Wayne Sheridan reports: Last weekend it was sunny, and then rain showers every few minutes. We never have seen so many rainbows in the sky. River levels are still pretty low and clear but we caught and released another small rainbow on Sunday. My friend Andy went to Southampton fishing Saturday and caught and released an 8lb steelhead using a single egg on a float reel. Shortly afterwards the wind picked up and his float started going upstream instead of downstream. When the wind continued to pick up and a tree exploded from the strong winds, he decided to play it safe and head home. Good idea!

Those who love to take a drive up through the Grey-Bruce to see the leaves changing colour should come for a drive in the next 2 weeks. The leaves are beautiful this year.

River Flow Rates: low/moderate and stable. Visibility clear coloured, 12ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) down at 1.191M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.273M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 7.458M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 0.754M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.882M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.887M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.284M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down 5.775M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.459M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.186M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.027M (below Shand dam) up at 1.543M, Rideau River at Ottawa down at 2.626M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 57.683M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday September 29th, 2012: 11:42 pm to midnight (moon overhead) and 11:30 am to 1:52 pm (moon underneath). Harvest moon this weekend.

Flyfishing: Iso, various caddis, trico, white dun, red blood worm, crayfish and minnow. For steelhead: single eggs for steelhead in the river mouths.

Great Lakes Fishing: Trout are presently in the 100ft depth and about 4 miles out from river mouths in Lake Ontario. Salmon are around the 60ft levels and near the river mouths. 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

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 .

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