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
The top water bite is coming on pretty well; throw a deer hair diver, Sneaky Pete or Double Barrel Popper and have some fun!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 8 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sugar Creek is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 91.3 CFS

Visibility: 44 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 has is on the upside! WE love fishing top water and look forward to fishing Sugar Creek soon!

7-Day Forecast

The outlook for this week looks great! We'll return to summer temperatures this week, with humidity increasing.


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