Wayne Sheridan reports. River levels have dropped gradually the past two weeks due to lack of rainfall. River and lake levels are now at low summer flow rates. We have had a chance to do a little fishing while on vacation (building a new deck), the past two weeks. Dave, his cousin and myselfchecked out Walkerton and we caught and released some nice pan sized rainbow. We had a lot of fun. Yesterday we went to Alan Park. They had stocked it a week ago with rainbow but action was slow. James (my neighbor) caught a nice 3lb rainbow there on Sunday.
River Flow Rates: low and dropping. Visibility clearing at 8 ft. tea colored
River Levels: Saugeen River (Durham) stable at 1.0M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) stable at 8.8M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) stable at .98M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) dropping at 4.39M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.111M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.100M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman down at 5.585M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.534M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 10.M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.00M (below Shand dam) rising at 1.00M, Rideau River at Ottawa rising at 2.3M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 57.2M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday July
16th, 2011: 1:25am to 2:47am (moon overhead).1:50pm to 3:12pm (moon underneath)
Flyfishing: Gray Fox, Sulfur dun, various caddis, bloodworms, worms and minnows for larger trout. We noticed some white dun’s near the river Saturday evening.
Great Lakes Fishing: Best lures are purple/black Lyman’s with silver specks and Lucky Strike spoons.