Wayne Sheridan reports. Southern Ontario was hit by heavy rains this past weekend, raising river levels above their normal summer levels and reducing visibility. A upper level low pressure system is currently stuck over Hudson Bay, bringing cool wet weather and thunderstorms. Cool weather the past few months have put everything behind by 3-4 weeks. Last weekend we finally noticed some fire flies in the campground. They usually appear in late June. Trout fishing continues to be very good but bass fishing is more of a challenge.
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River Flow Rates: moderate
Saugeen River (Durham) up at 1.27M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) up at 9.55M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) up at 7.65M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) up at 0.85M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 4.96M, Maitland River (above
Wingham) up at 10.4M, French River at Woseley Bay 187M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.7M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.3M, Grand River (Doon), steady at 4.08M (below Shand dam) steady at 1.6M.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 1st, 2009: 9:53pm to 10:41pm (moon overhead), 9:29am to 10:15am (moon underneath). Low moon August 1st.
Great Lakes: Lake Superior, 30-40ft, Lake Michigan 50-90ft, Lake Ontario 100-150ft, Lake Huron 90-150ft, Lake Erie 50ft. Best baits; Lymans, spoons:
body baits, cracked ice and monkey puke
Fly Fishing: Grey Fox, Sulphur Dun, Green Drake, Hex, and various caddis
Saugeen conditions: moderate, tea colored water, 17C, and visibility Saugeen River, 3ft.
For more info., you can contact Wayne at, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Or you can visit Wayne at http://www.canadianangling.com .