Wayne Sheridan reports: Ok, where did Spring go this year. I heard that Wiarton Willie (he predicted an early Spring), has left town and is in a witness protection program.
We had heavy rains, snow, ice, and freezing rain last week. This knocked out hydro to many areas of southern Ontario. The rains have flooded many rivers and streams and they are very dangerous. Please keep kids and pets away from the streams and rivers. River banks are very soft and unstable. Everything is about 2-3 weeks behind normal right now. Many of the river mouths to the Great Lakes are very high and muddy.
River Flow Rates: very high and fast. Visibility mud coloured, 1ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) up at 1.771M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 11.466M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 9.735M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) up at 1.847M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 5.435M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 11.048M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.838M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down 6.598M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 5.191M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.422M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.915M (below Shand dam) up at 2.328M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 3.94M, Ottawa River at Britannia down at 58.698M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 20th, 2013: 8:00 pm to 10:36 pm (moon overhead) and 7:32 am to 10:22 am (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Roe, 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: Best bet is Lyman lures, monkey puke and herring colours. Use larger lures to imitate the baitfish. Use Blue Fox lures including Vibrax spinners and spoons.
Always Fish Safely
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