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Old 07-03-2014, 10:38 AM
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Default Re: Fly Fishing Near Indianapolis

I have found that the starkey branch is mostly only good in the spring for stripers according to the guides that work at wildcat creek outfitters.

Now currently I have been out of town for the summer but will be back soon and have been researching further spots to fish when I return.

Williams creek near 75th seems to hold a bunch of forage for fish and quite a few smallies. Last time I waded I ended up scaring off about 10-15 during my exploration trip.

As an update on the Monon center it seems that most fish have gone deep in the ponds are arent easily catch able but the bluegills have gone nuts and will almost strike a bare hook.

There is also a new park off towne and 96th called west park that looks promising for bass as it contains nice cover and forage. It was too windy to fish due last time I was there to confirm this.

I have also been fishing riverside park at 29th and the white river across from the boat ramp. It holds good numbers of both bass and bluegills and seems to have little to no fishing pressure but really only have the pond is fishable with a fly rod. Last time I was there I caught about 15 bluegills and 2 small largemouths. Its not the best fishing but considering its only 4-5 miles outside of downtown thats not bad.

Honestly if your on the north side I would recommend sugar creek or Ive heard fall creek tailwaters is good as well.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:47 AM
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I've hit West Park in Carmel quite a few times, location is a little farther north though, 116th and Shelbourne. There is quite a bit of cover and I've caught some decent largemouth there, but it's not quite ideal for fly casting. There's a boardwalk surrounding the pond with relatively high wood railings. Lots of foot traffic too.
I'll have to check out the spot on the White near 75th, is that in the Yacht club area?
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