Saugeen River Update

Posted on May 14th, 2009

wayne_sheridan_graphic2Wayne Sheridan reports on fishing the Ontario Grey-Bruce tributaries. River levels continue to be high this past weekend due to heavy rains in the Grey-Bruce area. Fishing has been a bit of a challenge with fluctuating levels and temperatures. We noticed a major hatch of dark brown Mayflies coming off the Saugeen River this past weekend and the trout were readily feeding on the nymphs. 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 1.41M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 10.1M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) rising at 8.3M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 1.25M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) rising at 5.2M, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10.3M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.6M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.25M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.15M (below Shand dam) up at 1.8M.


 Prime Fishing Times: Saturday May 16th, 2009: 6:09am to 7:31am (moon overhead), 6:34pm to 7:56pm (moon underneath).


 Fly Fishing: Hendrickson, BWO, and various caddis


 Saugeen conditions:  high, tea colored water, 8C, and visibility 4 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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