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Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on August 29th, 2013

Wayne Sheridan reports: We got some much needed rain in Southern Ontario this week. River and lake levels had dropped significantly the past 2-3 weeks, the ground was hard and it was starting to severely affect the agricultural crops. The water temperatures are starting to drop now too, which means more fishing opportunities for all. On Sunday we could see some small trout moving around underneath the bridge at the campground but they were very skittish. We will be fishing for salmon and trout in Owen Sound this weekend.

Ian McFadden and the kids went fishing off a pier on Lake Erie earlier this week. To Ian’s surprise (and everyone else’s) he hooked into a beautiful 10lb pike, landed it and he released it. Nice fish Ian.   

River Flow Rates: low. Visibility tea coloured, 14ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.175M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.357M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 7.54M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 0.756M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 4.925M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.935M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.3295M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 5.814M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.583M, Credit River at Orangeville at 11.22M, Grand River (Doon) at 4.081M (below Shand dam) at 1.65M, Rideau River at Ottawa at 2.894M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.915M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 31st, 2013: 7:50 am to 11:06 am (moon overhead) and 8:15 pm to 11:31 pm (moon underneath).

Flyfishing: Iso, various caddis. Trico, scuds, white dun, red blood worm, crayfish and minnows.  

Great Lakes Fishing: Best bet is Lyman lures, Rapala J13, Storm Hot’N Tot, & Rapala Shad Rap #9 and Rapala spoons.

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

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