Saugeen River, ON Tributary Update.

Posted on December 12th, 2009

wayne_sheridan_graphicWayne Sheridan reports: Andy, Mario, Paul and some friends went fishing in Port Albert last weekend before the heavy snows hit. Mario and Paul caught and released some nice rainbows. Andy hooked into a couple of real nice rainbows, they swam directly towards him but he couldn’t reel fast enough and escaped for another day. Those two fish were smarter than the fisherman. Lake effect snow is occurring on the eastern shores of the Great Lakes. Some roads have been closed until further notice. Best bet for fishing the Grey-Bruce is Owen Sound, Port Albert, Kincardine and Denny’s dam on the Saugeen River. Ice fishing probably won’t start until January. Be careful around river and lake shores, ice will form on the banks overnight and snow will obscure river bank edges. Best bait is minnow lures as most of the minnows have gone to their winter hibernation locations and single egg presentations.

River Flow Rates: moderate and freezing

Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.36M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 9.7M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping at 8.2M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 1.12M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 5.04, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10,2M French River at Woseley Bay steady at 187.32M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.7, Credit River at Orangeville rising at 11.3M, Grand River (Doon), steady at 4.3 (below Shand dam) steady at 1.49M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday December 12th: 8:17am to 9:29am (moon overhead), 8:42pm to 9:54pm (moon underneath). Low moon December 15th

Saugeen conditions: moderate, freezing over, 3C, and visibility 4ft.

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

Or you can visit Wayne at www.canadianangling.com .

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