Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on September 11th, 2013

Wayne Sheridan reports: Last weekend, we went fishing in Owen Sound. We hooked into a small rainbow trout but lost it as we brought it close to the pier. That was the only fish we saw the whole time we spent at the pier. Most of the salmon were still out in Thompson’s Hole and should be closer in a couple of weeks. Cooler river and lake temperatures are starting to get the fish more active.  


We had heavy rains on Saturday morning on the Saugeen River. This brought up river levels quickly. We went fishing Sunday afternoon and caught this nice 3lb female brown trout, photographed it and released it.
River Flow Rates: moderate. Visibility tea coloured, 4ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.252M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.632M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 7.838M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 0.863M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 4.924M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.004M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.277M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 5.797M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.496M, Credit River at Orangeville at 11.204M, Grand River (Doon) at 4.106M (below Shand dam) at 1.618M, Rideau River at Ottawa at 2.824M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.888M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday September 14, 2013: 8:36 pm to 9:54 pm (moon overhead) and 8:09 am to 9:17 am (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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