Saugeen River Update

Posted on April 1st, 2009

Wayne Sheridan reports on fishing the Ontario Grey-Bruce tributaries.  Although it shows that spring has officially arrived, varying temperatures have made it feel like spring one day and that winter has returned the next. Cold rains have kept river levels moderate to high levels and chill you very quickly. Be careful of hypothermia. Steelhead runs should start shortly in the Grey-Bruce Region. A few are being caught around Owen Sound. Best bets are fishing at rivers and stream mouths that are open to fishing. Best lures: spawn-sacks, single egg presentations, Kwikfish, Hot Shos & spinners and spoons.


River Flow Rates: moderate/high

Saugeen River (Durham) rising at 1.65M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 10.5M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) rising at 8.8M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 1.44M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 5.25M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.8M, Credit River at Orangeville steady at 11.25M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.32M.


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday April 4th, 2009: 8:08pm to 11:10pm (moon overhead), 7:31am to 10:51am (moon underneath).


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


For more info., you can contact Wayne at, brntrout@golden.net

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