Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Orvis Carmel's Tip of the Week
The streamer bite is on! We recommend Clouser Minnows, Conrad's Wounded Minnow, or another baitfish imitation. We have talked to customers that have brought a few fish to hand using poppers, blue damsel in color! The Cicadas are emerging and will be fish food soon!!! Use a black or dark green popper to imitate one of these critters! The top water bite is on!!! We're freshly stocked on Todd's Wiggle Minnow and Sneaky Pete's!
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 6/18/21
We'll see warmer temperatures and rain this week; make sure to check the gauge before you go. With the warmer air temperatures, we expect the top water bite to turn on!
Techniques & Tips as of 6/18/21
Early summer it's best to fish a streamer; as we transition to warmer air temperatures...throw a popper/slider/deer hair diver on and have fun!
Current Conditions as of 6/18/21We'll see warmer temperatures and rain this week; make sure to check the gauge before you go. With the warmer air temperatures, we expect the top water bite to turn on!
Local Species Available Late March - Mid November
Small Mouth Bass
|Weedless Sneaky Pete Popper||Chart or Black||6-10|
|Woolly Bugger||olive, black||6-10|
|Hair Bass Bug||Fruit Cocktail||4-6|
|Near Nuff Crayfish||Olive||8|
|Conehead Bunny Muddler||char, black||2-4|
|Todds Wiggle Minnow||N/A|
Weedless Sneaky Pete Popper
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Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
6-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
Freshwater Bass WF Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Class V Sink Tip Fly Line