Wayne Sheridan reports: The Spring melt is now definitely underway. We went up to the Saugeen River on the Easter long weekend and the river has now crested and is slowly coming down. There is still some snow in the forests and hillsides that needs to melt. River levels are still very high and very fast and this will prove to be a challenge for this weekends opening of trout season. The river banks will be very slippery on the weekend, so be very careful. With the long, extremely cold winter, everything is about 1 month behind.
River Flow Rates: Very high, very fast, very cold. Muddy.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.697M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 10.995M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 9.32M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 1.65M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.35M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.54M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.621M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 6.132M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.799M, Credit River at Orangeville 11.314M, Grand River (Doon) at 4.264M (below Shand dam) at 1.795M, Rideau River at Ottawa 4.31M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 59.168M
Flyfishing: BWO, Hend. Bloodworm, roe imitation, minnow.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 26, 2014: 9:50 am to 12:16 pm (moon overhead) and 10:15 pm to 12:41 am (moon underneath).
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