Recommendations near Carmel/Big Sur

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Muskypicker, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Muskypicker

    Muskypicker Member

    Going to be in Carmel/Big Sur for a long weekend getaway. Anyone know of any rivers/lakes to fish while I'm there?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Alosa

    Alosa Active Member

    I'm in Santa Cruz (about an hour from Carmel), and I think your best bet for a river is the Salinas River, although I don't know what's in there for fish. Alot of guys do surf casting for rockfish etc. If you wanted to give striped bass a shot you could try the San Luis Reservoir. Do you have a float tube, or are you casting from shore? Either way, good luck.
     
  3. plugboots

    plugboots Member

    I had my best day for surf perch at the South end of Carmel beach. Many doubles that day, really fun style of fishing.
     
  4. bigdood

    bigdood fishing hack

    I'd recommend getting a rental kayak and fishing the kelp beds just offshore there