Saugeen River, ON Tributary Update.

Posted on October 16th, 2009

wayne_sheridan_graphicWayne Sheridan reports. The cold nights with snow flurries means that winter is just around the corner. The cold heavy rains, has raised river levels significantly. This has brought the salmon and rainbows into the river mouths. This is the rain the salmon and steelhead fishermen have been waiting for. Rainbows are being caught all around Georgian Bay river mouths. If you like sightseeing, the leaves are changing colours and it will be a nice drive in the Grey-Bruce. The next 2 weekends will be prime time for fall colours.


River Flow Rates: moderate to high


Saugeen River (Durham) up at 1.37M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) up at 9.8M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) up at 7.95M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 0.82 Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 4.98, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.2, French River at Woseley Bay steady at 186.7M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.6, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.5M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.5 (below Shand dam) rising at 1.9


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 17th:  11:39am to 1:11pm (moon overhead), midnight to 12:57am (moon underneath. New moon Saturday October 17th.


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, 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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