Thursday, August 01, 2013

Fishing report August 1 2013

Well Well.. after last nights rain..I woke up early to check flows.. just in case my booking for today needed to be re scheduled... and yes.. yes it did. The Saugeen is on it's way up, not a big surprise being we had 2.5 inches of rain in 12 hours.. With luck.. fingers crossed.. I'll be back on the oars by Tuesday..
My August is almost full, a nice change from last month.. with the high water and low bookings.. it allowed me to get some more done on the house. We will have a full Kitchen by mid August and will be almost back to normal by Sept. Working on a few new projects and am looking forward to sharing it with you! thanks for check in once and awhile...appreciate it!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

fishing Report Summer 2013

Had a good chat with a very wise gentleman today..glad he gave me some straight advice!

So, here we go.. been a good season so far, plenty of Smallmouth and Musky happy to eat the flies we've offered. Last year at this time the water was very low and crazy warm.. what a change from last year. We've had more high water events than I can remember. Great new for the fish and watershed!
We've been busy on the Saugeen, and looking forward to August as it's booked pretty much completely.
With the levels and temps, we should find a new "Ontario Drift Boat guides" Best this year. Had a very Large Musky to the boat... and as I grabbbed the leader to guide it into the craddle.. this giant opened it's mouth and fly just slid out... you want to talk about a huge mood changer in the boat!! But that being said we rose well over 15 good Musky that day between Brent and his Brother Ryan.. both good Pike anglers with fly gear.
Looking forward to October when they come back to seal the deal!
 Just recovering from some knee surgery.. still sore and stiff but happy to back pulling oars! I still think in the week I was off, I gained like a hundred pounds! I'm getting rid of that quickly and am very happy to back in the best office in the world.
Our house is so close to being done.. can't wait to get back to the "old routine" and have more time to post blog reports and get out for some great day's with friends and clients. Been doing a good mount of guiding this year.. and looking forward to next year.
Thanks for checking in..

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fishing Report Oct 2012

Two Words.. Book Now!!
This has been an EPIC month thus far, I've been getting multiple fish on the spey gear with shallow swings in slower water. If you've wanted to get out and experience some of the best wade or drift boat fly fishing for steelhead.. this is the time.
I can't tell you just how good this season has been, Big fish eating Hohbo Spey's like candy.. It's insane.
The pattern can be seen on Solitudes web site in the Steelhead section.. Blue and Black, Black and orange.. all I've been using.
If you want to have a true Ontario Steelhead Adventure.. drop an email or give me a call, My weekends are full so It's all during the week. I'll bet we won't need to share a pool with anyone else.. just you and I.. your guide coaching you into some fantastic Steelhead action!!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Fishing Report Sept 4 Th 2012

Still very Low water conditions, have seen a few Salmon moving through the lower river, like 4-5??
Upper Section is again at a stand still, never seen the river this low with little or no flow. Has me worried.
Middle section is really low, but semi clear and full of guy's that feel it's okay to take as many fish as they want...
Lower section has been good, still stained and water temps are getting back up to low 80's mid day.
I'll keep you posted on river conditions..
 On another note, while waiting for a Client on Monday... this ass hole with a C.T. spinning rod comes up the stairs at Tim's in Walkerton. Asked me how I'm "do'n" and jumps on his bicycle with a 3 foot long stick with 2, 4 inch rainbow smolts on the stick.. Jesus, these fish had to be the smallest things I've ever seen. The sad thing is he was so proud!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fishing Report August 2010

Low, Low,Low..
This has been a really tough year on the Saugeen. Not for Fishing but for the fish. Guided the Paisley section Yesterday, I'm seeing structure I've never.. and I mean Never seen before. Water temps have finally dropped, thank god for the night time temps.. all we need is a week of solid rain and we'd be back to maybe normal levels. Saw a Big Chinook move through a riffle yesterday... gotta wonder how long before those fish get so stressed they just give up.
The lower river sections are really stained up with algae, it's 50/50 dead and alive so the river has a nasty Brown/green color. Fish are still able to find our flies and we are getting some good fish on Cray's ,skinny clousers and Hex nymphs. Not mush for top water action, maybe one fish every 500 feet give or take.
Musky are in much better shape with the low 70's temps, had a great day with a first timer with the big flies yesterday. Landed two good fish, in the 36-40 inch class, Nice work Paul!!
Still seeing Hex's coming off, nothing in any numbers and fish seem to have keyed off the spinners and Dunn's.
Just weeks until Fish able numbers of Steelhead are in the river... keep checking back for updates on the run this Fall.