Sugar Creek, Indiana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Sugar Creek, IN
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Sugar Creek, Indiana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing this week will be slow; if you go, focus on the deeper runs. This time of year will require you to cover lots of water to find where the fish are holding. Once you do find them, you may consider using a small fly too,
Fishing Report Last Updated:
2 / 19 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sugar Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 440 CFS

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 41 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Mid Morning-Late Afternoon

Best stretch: covered bridge in darlington and down stream.

Best access point: Darlington/Thorntown

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Crawfish, Baitfish, Helgramites, Frogs, Leeches, Poppers

Fish species: Small Mouth Bass, Carp, rock bass, bluegill, suckers

Fishing season: Late March - Mid November

Nearest airport: Indianapolis International

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Sugar Creek Description

Sugar Creek is the epitome of a small mouth bass fishery. It has all the structure that smallies like to orient into and plenty of food for them to eat. You can either walk and wade or float this river, although at higher flows drift boats are recommend. This river constantly produces smallies over 20", so if you want to feel the tug of a fish that just does not give up, Sugar is the best place for you to start ...

Techniques & Tips

Streamers are the way to go this time of year. The water temp has cooled into the mid 30 degree range. This will cause the fish to find deeper water; look for water depth that is 5 feet deep or deeper. Use a longer leader and pair with a smaller fly; you'll want to slow your strip/retrieve due to the fish being sluggish in the cooler water.

7-Day Forecast

Chances of rain nearley every day this week, with above average temperatures. This will make fishing difficult this week. If you go, fish early in the week before the heavy rain settles in.

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