Monday, April 30, 2007

fishing report week of 20-27th

I've stayed away from the rivers cause i can't handle the crowds of opening weekend.
that being said,I drifted the Maitland on Sunday with a friend,saw very few fish and hooked even less.
Water levels were starting to drop,and the high pressure system, gin clear water
and the huge amount of anglers fish were in shock.
The Saugeen was a zoo, like most rivers this weekend. I'll have more information on the Trout Rivers for the next report.
Tight lines

Monday, April 16, 2007

Fishing Report Week Of April 15-20

Once again the weather is playing a major role with conditions. We had another 4-5 inches of Rain and Snow, last week.The Rivers sky-rocketed and are close to being back to "normal" for this time of year.

The Saugeen River; lots of water, good flow temps are up and down like a yo-yo.They have started lifting fish, at Denny's.

Maitland River; Again was too high to fish mid-week but back down to high but fish able.
Temps are up and down but between 36-42 degrees. Fishing is slow, it can only get better.

The Notty; Man, did this River get ugly, It's dropping, but dirty...big surprise. No fishing data for the Notty, sorry just not worth the trip.

The Grand river; I'm going on what I've heard on this one, which isn't much. Still cold but the levels are good.

Should be a great spring for Drop backs, all this water is a great thing lets hope we don't drop the levels too fast.
Good luck, just a couple of weeks away before Rivers open up again.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Fishing Report week of April 9-13 2007

The rivers are coming back into shape. Although the snow we received the last couple of days is now melting with the light rain it will change the river levels and clarity.

The Saugeen, as of Thursday is slowly going up. The River has fish, and lets hope it
keeps some good visability

The Maitland, is also on it's way up, remember its only open to fishing below the #21 bridge.

The Notty, Is steady and should be okay without any rain. The Notty can be a tough River to find fish,but with the cooler water temps concentrate on the slower pools.

The Lower Grand, is also holding steady,but for how long?With the high water this fall it may be difficult to find fish in the main River. The Grand is open from Caledonia down stream.
Be careful not to get within the 25 meters of the Dam... the C.O's have no mercy , can't blame them.

Take a thermometer with you,check the temp and you'll know what water to fish. Slower for cold water...medium to fast water above 45 degrees. Remember, it only takes a 1/2 of a degree to change inactive fish to active fish.
Fell free to leave your comments or let us know how you did on your last trip out

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Funny how things change

Well we can disregard the last post. The Saugeen is well on it's way to high and dirty...again!
The Maitland is going the same direction, with the 1.5 inches of snow we've got in the last 4 hours,It's going to be interesting to see what happens over the weekend.
The Notty is also going up and off color, Should be out for about a week. Depending on the temp
it may slow the run off and clear the rivers a bit.
keep checking back

Monday, April 02, 2007

Fishing Report April 01-06 2007

The Saugeen has dropped and is clearing as of Sunday. We are expecting more rain, that will affect the river again. Water temp in the Saugeen is 43 degrees,with about 12" visability.
A majority of fish are being caught in slower water close to the bank.
The Maitland had dropped and is fishable only down stream of the #21 bridge. The cold water temps are keeping fish in the slower water.
We still have about a foot of wet snow in the bush,in Markdale,and are expecting more cold temps and snow before the weekend.
When fishing the dirty water,remember the fish have a hard time passing the silt over the gills.
Fishing close to the bank will produce more fish as the silt level is lower in these areas.
Look for slow moving pockets and eddies,fishing with pale pink egg patterns and black stones has been working well. The tiny winter blacks are hatching in huge numbers,be sure to have some #16 nymphs in your fly box.
Good fishing