Saugeen River Update

Posted on April 16th, 2009

Wayne Sheridan reports on fishing the Ontario Grey-Bruce tributaries. Andy, Mario and the boys went up to check the river levels this past weekend. They checked out the Saugeen River at Denny’s dam and also the Maitland River and both were too high and dirty. They ended up going to the Sauble River at the S bend and caught and released a nice 2lb rainbow and a big male steelhead that fought a great battle until it was released. The upper part of the Saugeen River is still high, but clearing, visibility there was much better than the lower Saugeen River. Best bets are fishing at rivers and stream mouths that are open to fishing. Best lures: spawn-sacks, single egg presentations, Cleo, Kwikfish, Hot Shots & spinners and spoons.


River Flow Rates: moderate/high


Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.48M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) dropping at 10.3M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping at 8.5M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) dropping at 1.4M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 5.2M, Maitland River (below Wingham) slowly dropping at 1.5M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.45M, Credit River at Orangeville steady at 11.2M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.1M.


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 18th, 2009: 7:36 am to 8:48 am (moon overhead), 8:01pm to 9:13pm (moon underneath).


Saugeen conditions: high, tea colored water, 3C, and visibility 2 foot.


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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