Wayne Sheridan reports: Andy, Mario, George and friends went fishing last Saturday morning at Denny’s dam on the Saugeen River. While the river level were up from the previous weekend, the conditions were almost perfect for fall steelhead fishing. They were using small roe eggs sacks and caught and released some real big fish. They all had a great time.
With all the rain associated with Hurricane Sandy this week and with lake effect rain coming from the Great Lakes, many rivers will be high and a bit dirty. Best bet is the rivers up north, as they didn’t get as much as the others this week. We noticed that the upper part of the Saugeen River was actually a little low last Saturday.
River Flow Rates: moderate/high. Visibility tea coloured, 5ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) up at 1.569M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 10.065M, Saugeen at Port Elgin up at 8.239M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) up at 1.299M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 5.239M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 10.3M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.733M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down 6.037M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.831M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.292M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.429M (below Shand dam) up at 2.279M, Rideau River at Ottawa down at 2.801M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 58.377M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday November 3rd, 2012: 2:42 am to 6:04 am (moon overhead) and 2:07 pm to 6:29 pm (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Iso, various caddis, trico, white dun, red blood worm, crayfish and minnow. For steelhead: very small roe bag with only 3-4 eggs for steelhead in the river mouths.
Great Lakes Fishing: The steelhead 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.
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