Saugeen River Update.

Posted on May 7th, 2009

wayne_sheridan_graphic1Wayne Sheridan reports on fishing the Ontario Grey-Bruce tributaries. River levels this past weekend were extremely high due to the heavy rains the week before. We caught and released a beautiful 14-16 inch brown trout at Saugeen Cedars Campground. Tim Yoworski had some friends that canoed and fished through the park on opening weekend of trout and they caught 5 brown trout, ranging in size from 19 to 23 inches. On Sunday, we sat down by the river watching a few brown trout feeding on nymphs and flies as they emerged from the river. River conditions continue to change quickly with river levels rising and falling quickly and changing the locations and feeding habits of the fish.  River levels remain high due to thunderstorms and rain, river banks are slippery and the water is still very cold, be careful. Remember to check the regulations for areas that are open to trout this weekend. Some river sections open at a later date.  Best lures: spawn-sacks, single egg presentations, blown up worms, Cleo, Kwikfish, Hot Shots & spinners and spoons.


 River Flow Rates: moderate/high


Saugeen River (Durham) rising again at 1.54M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 10.6M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) rising at 8.9M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 1.49M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) rising at 5.29M, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10.7M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.8M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.3M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.35M (below Shand dam) up at 2.2M.


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday May 9th, 2009: 12:38am to 1:36am (moon overhead), 1:03pm to 2:01pm (moon underneath). Low moon Tuesday May 12th.


 Fly Fishing: Hendrickson, BWO, and various caddis


 Saugeen conditions: very high, tea colored water, 8C, 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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