Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Orvis Carmel's Tip of the Week
This time of year, nymphing will be your key to catching trout in the Brookville Tailwater. We like soft hackle hare's ears, sparkle soft hackles, our tactical line of nymphs and scuds/sow bugs. Keep your drift right on the seam of fast/slow water and make sure your bobber (yes, we said it) is attached to your leader at the proper depth! You'll want to fish the seam between fast/slow water to target feeding trout. The trout will hold in the slower water looking for food in the faster water. We'll occasionally have fish taking dry's on top, but the hatches can be sporadic.
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 11/28/23
Water levels are high and fast, wait for it to slow before going. The USACE is still lowering the lake to winter pool, this should return to fishable levels soon!
Techniques & Tips as of 11/28/23
Nymphing is always a great technique to use at the tailwater! This time of year, we'll experience sporadic hatches offering up dry fly fishing opportunities. Don't be afraid to try a dry dropper set up! Streamers can be a game changer too, don't be afraid to throw a little meat at them!
Local Species Available Year Round
Brown and Rainbow Trout
|Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper||olive||18|
|Flashback Scud Wet Hare's Ear||natutal||16-20|
|Midge||White or Black||18-22|
Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper
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Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
4-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Clear Sink Tip Fly Line