Saugeen River, ON Tribuary Update.

Posted on October 24th, 2009

wayne_sheridan_graphicWayne Sheridan reports. Warm wet weather in the middle of the week has made the fish very active near river mouths. Steelhead and rainbows are now starting to hang around river mouths of the Great Lakes. Rainbows are continued being caught all around Georgian Bay river mouths. If you like sightseeing, the leaves are changing colors and it will be a nice drive in the Grey-Bruce. The next weekend will be prime time for fall colors. Once the snow comes, the leaves will drop off the trees very quickly.

River Flow Rates: moderate but will increase with weekday rains

Saugeen River (Durham) down at 1.30M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) down at 9.5M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) down at 7.65M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 0.76 Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.7, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.0, French River at Woseley Bay steady at 186.4M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.4, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.2M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.3 (below Shand dam) dropping at 1.6

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 24th:  5:57pm to 6:56pm (moon overhead), 5:38am to 6:25am (moon underneath). Low moon Thursday October 22nd

Great Lakes: Lake Superior, 30-40ft, Lake Michigan 40-60ft, Lake Ontario 40-80ft, Lake Huron 40-80ft, Lake Erie 50ft. Best locations near river mouths. Great Lakes and other lakes are now experiencing turn over. Salmon and trout will hold in water pockets of water near baitfish. Best baits; Lyman’s in blue and white. Also pink Lyman’s. Remember to recharge with a flashlight. Spoons, body baits, cracked ice and monkey puke. Use Lyman’s, cleos, spinners, and roe when fishing from the bank.

Fly Fishing: egg patterns, and bloodworms

Saugeen conditions: moderate now but rising due to rain, muddy colored water, 12C, and visibility Saugeen River, 3ft.

For more info., you can contact Wayne at, brntrout@golden.net .

Or you can visit Wayne at http://www.canadianangling.com .

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