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
My tips of the week
The streamer bite is very good with the top water action beginning to turn on! The top water bite is just starting to begin! Todd's Wiggle minnow has been working well! Kent's Stealth Bomber is another great option along with the Flymen Fishing Double Barrel Poppers!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 9 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sugar Creek is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 82 CFS

Visibility: 39 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 78 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

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

The top water bite is beginning to turn on; fish a sneaky Pete or Todd's Wiggle Minnow and hang on! Fish have also been brought to hand with sculpin patterns, buggers and Conrad's wounded minnow!!

7-Day Forecast

Looks like a slight chance of rain coming in on Tuesday; outside of this we'll be back to summer 90 degree temperatures!

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