Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on October 5th, 2012

Wayne Sheridan reports: We went fishing last weekend and the river conditions were low and clear. When we got to our favorite fishing hole around 2pm, we noticed a mayfly hatch coming off. We snuck up close to the river and cast and immediately caught, photographed and released this nice 2-3lb female brown trout. Andy went fishing up north and caught a beautiful steelhead. Dave was fishing on the opposite bank and hooked into a couple of salmon, but they broke him off. Fish are most active mid-day right now, as the water warms up. We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

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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 week. 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 1.20M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.29M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 7.407M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 0.73M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 4.877M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.87M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.602M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman up 5.767M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.456M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.191M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.026M (below Shand dam) up at 1.553M, Rideau River at Ottawa down at 2.631M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 57.777M


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 6th, 2012: 3:59 am to 7:21 am (moon overhead) and 4:24 pm to 7:46 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: Steelhead and salmon are now at the river mouths and in the rivers. 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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