Recommendations near Carmel/Big Sur

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

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

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

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