Wayne Sheridan reports. Finally some rain has helped river levels in southern Ontario. This has improved fishing in all the rivers and lakes. Lenny was fishing the Saugeen River this past weekend and caught a couple of nice brown trout in Hanover, below the dam. Tom was fishing the French River and action was hot with many pickerel caught with him and his friends. Southampton is a good bet for this weekend, with the salmon and a few rainbows starting their runs up the river. If you like sightseeing, the leaves are starting to change colours and it will be a nice drive in the Grey-Bruce.
River Flow Rates: low
Saugeen River (Durham) up at 1.35M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) up at 9.8M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) up at 7.9M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 0.78M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 4.96M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.0M, French River at Woseley Bay steady at 186.4M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.5M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.4M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.4M (below Shand dam) steady at 1.8M.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday October 3rd, 2009: 11:32pm to midnight (moon overhead), 11:23am to 1:45pm (moon underneath).
Great Lakes: Lake Superior, 30-40ft, Lake Michigan 60-100ft, Lake Ontario 40-80ft, Lake Huron 40-80ft, Lake Erie 50ft. Best locations near river mouths. Great Lakes and other lakes are now experiencing turn over. Salmon and trout will hold in water pockets of water near baitfish. Best baits; Lymans in blue and white. Also pink Lymans. Remember to recharge with a flashlight. Spoons, body baits, cracked ice and monkey puke
Fly Fishing: Sulphur Dun, Green Drake, Hex, various caddis, and bloodworms
Saugeen conditions: low, clearing, tea colored water, 13C, and visibility Saugeen River, 5ft.
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