Saugeen River, ON fishing update.

Posted on May 15th, 2014

Wayne Sheridan reports: Thunderstorms here, thunderstorms there, and heavy rainfall everywhere. The cold front has created very unstable conditions (including a tornado in Mildmay), throughout southern Ontario after a nice warm weekend. Heavy rainfall will raise river levels quickly and may cause some flooding, be careful around creeks and rivers this long weekend. The water is still very cold, so don’t go swimming yet!

We went fishing last Saturday afternoon and caught this nice rainbow. Warm, sunny weather Sunday and dropping river levels turned off many of the fish.

River Flow Rates: High, fast, cold, tea coloured, visibility 4ft.

River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.396M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 10.354M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 8.684M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 1.356M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.284M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.402M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.789M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 6.57M, Credit River at Streetsville at not avilable, Credit River at Orangeville 11.28M, Grand River (Doon) at 4.26M (below Shand dam) at 1.729M, Rideau River at Ottawa 2.77M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 59.401M

Flyfishing: BWO, Hend. Bloodworm, roe imitation, minnow.

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday May 17, 2014: 2:59 am to 4:07 am (moon overhead) and 3:24 pm to 4:32 pm (moon underneath).

Always Fish Safely

Wayne Sheridan

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