Lots of different fishing holes

Saugeen River 1998 to the present

The Saugeen River has a very large watershed with many interesting tributaries such as the Beatty and the Rocky Saugeen. The river is a veritable fish factory, but it can muddy up and blow out easily. When the river is running clear, it’s a great place to fish.

Mark from PA nymphing a heavy duty run.

Dave from MA fighting a fish from the drift boat.

Dave wrestling with the salmon. Probably the biggest fish of his life up till then. I watched his backing disappear then told him to get out of the boat and chase it.

A pretty corner of the river.

Dave and John Valk with a nice chromer

Nice fresh salmon of mine.

Though dark, this salmon put up a ferocious fight, including a run under the boat and out the other side, around the oars and back around the bow.

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A couple of my steelhead from a drift trip.

Spey casting into the murk. This shows how much the river can muddy up after one rain.

Monster smallie. 7 lbs. 24 1/4 inches. Taken on top with a deer hair popper.

John with a nice smallie.