Saugeen River, ON Tributary Update.

Posted on December 18th, 2009

wayne_sheridan_graphicWayne Sheridan reports: With winter weather and heavy snow from lake effects, fishing has slowed down in the Grey-Bruce areas. We are in the transition time, from open water fishing to ice fishing. Some river mouths remain open, but ice chunks can be a challenge as they float down the river along with freezing rod guides. Check the road conditions before going fishing.  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 1.7M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 9.75M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping at 8.2M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) steady at 1.12M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 5.05, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10,1M French River at Woseley Bay steady at 187.3M, 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 1.46M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday December 19th:  2:10pm to 3:22pm (moon overhead), 1:54am to 2:56pm (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 http://www.canadianangling.com .

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