Cool nights have kept the river temperatures at a moderate level these past couple of weeks, but the river levels are starting to drop to summer levels, due to lack of rain on certain sections of the Saugeen River. We went fishing in Walkerton last week and caught and released some nice 8-12 inch rainbows. They were more of a challenge this year as they were hitting short and grabbing the worm at the tip. A stinger hook quickly improved the hook-set. Trout fishing has been very good and bass fishing is picking up. When fishing a pond for the first time, select an area where the water enters or exits the pond. Also observe which direction the wind is blowing, fish will congregate on the shore with the strongest wave action from the winds.
River Flow Rates: moderate/low
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.23M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) down at 9.3M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) down at 7.5M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 0.82M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.8M, Maitland River (above
Wingham) dropping at 9.8M, French River at Woseley Bay 186.3M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.3M, Credit River at Orangeville steady at 11.1, Grand River (Doon), steady at 4.0M (below Shand dam) steady at 1.62M.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday July 18th, 2009: 7:54am to 11:34am (moon overhead), 8:19pm to 11:58pm (moon underneath). Low moon on Sunday July 5th
Great Lakes: Lake Superior, 30-50ft, Lake Michigan 50-100ft, Lake Ontario 100-150ft, Lake Huron 90-150ft, Lake Erie 50ft. Best baits; spoons: body baits, cracked ice and monkey puke
Fly Fishing: Grey Fox, Sulphur Dun, Green Drake, Hex, and various caddis
Saugeen conditions: moderate/low, tan colored water, 16C, and visibility 5ft, look to riffles and runs.
A Big Brown Trout
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