Sugar Creek, Indiana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Orvis Carmel
Fly Fishing Map of Sugar Creek, IN
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Sugar Creek, Indiana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Our smallmouth season is here! Hit the banks and look for structure, the smallmouth are feeding aggressively! We like a deer hair diver, Sneaky Pete or Todd's Wiggle Minnow. Conrad's wounded minnow is another great option if you want to fish a streamer!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 19 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sugar Creek is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 166CFS

Visibility: 33 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 84 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

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

Streamer fishing always works well, the top water action is beginning too!

7-Day Forecast

Summer is here and our daytime temperatures will be warm! Looks like we'll be in the mid 80's for most of the week; only chances for rain are on Tuesday. Go Fish!


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