Wayne Sheridan reports: Lake effect snow squalls keep coming off the Great Lakes, causing hazardous driving conditions in the Grey-Bruce area. Ice fishing has started on some of the shallower lakes with Lake Simcoe reporting perch fishing has started. Lake Simcoe Ice Conditions: Gilford Side 8-17 inches, Virginia Beach 6-14 inches, Big Bay Pt 6-12 inches of snow and ice. 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. Everyone at Canadian Angling wishes you a Happy New Year.
River Flow Rates: moderate and freezing
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.47M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 9.55M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping at 8.0M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) steady at 1.12M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.95, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10,1M French River at Woseley Bay steady at 187.1M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.5, Credit River at Orangeville dropping at 11.1M, Grand River (Doon), steady at 4.1 (below Shand dam) steady at 1.4M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday January 2nd 2010: 12:07am to 3:33am (moon overhead), 12:32pm to 3:48pm (moon underneath).
Saugeen conditions: moderate, freezing over, visibility 3ft.
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