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 tip of the week is safety related! With the recent heavy rain, Sugar Creek is not fishable for several more days. We anticipate the "creek" will be fishable possibly by the weekend. Keep checking the gauge(s) and hopefully we can chase smallie's in another week.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 10 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sugar Creek is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 1770 CFS

Visibility: 8 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 74 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

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 awesome right now; 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 the weather will cooperate this week! High temperatures will return to the mid 80's by Thursday; with the only chance for rain coming on Sunday.

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