Saugeen River, ON Tributary Report.

Posted on October 6th, 2009

wayne_sheridan_graphicWayne Sheridan reports. Heavy rains this past weekend (with thunderstorms and high winds) raised river levels quickly on the rivers of the Grey-Bruce. This is the rain the salmon and steelhead fishermen have been waiting for. With more rain forecast Tuesday and Wednesday, fishing will be good for Thanksgiving weekend. We didn’t get a chance to get out fishing this past weekend, but did notice that the river levels were moderate to high. Coralee was walking down near the Humber River in Etobicoke and saw some salmon trying to jump the dam there.   If you like sightseeing, the leaves are starting to change colours and it will be a nice drive in the Grey-Bruce. The trees have changed 30-40% at the present time and should be close to 50% by Thanksgiving weekend. The next 2 weekends will be prime time for fall colours. Cold weather is forecast by next week in Ontario. Time to get out the long johns.

River Flow Rates: moderate to high

Saugeen River (Durham) up at 1.35M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) up at 9.7M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) up at 7.9M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 0.80 Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 4.98, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.1, French River at Woseley Bay steady at 186.4M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.6, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.4M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.5 (below Shand dam) rising at 1.9

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 10th:  4:30am to 8:10am (moon overhead), 4:56pm to 8:35 (moon underneath. High moon Friday October 9th.

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 Lemans. Remember to recharge with a flashlight. Spoons, body baits, cracked ice and monkey puke

Fly Fishing: egg patterns, and bloodworms

Saugeen conditions: moderate/high, muddy colored water, 13C, 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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