If you like to fish, the fall months offer some great fishing opportunities in your Metro Parks. The serene settings can’t be beat as you cast your rod in the riffles or drop a line from the banks as leaves gently fall to the ground and a cool breeze cuts through the trees. Grab your rod and tackle box and head out to Battelle Darby Creek, Clear Creek and Three Creeks Metro parks and reel in some fun this fall.
BATTELLE DARBY CREEK
Kevin Kasnyik, Park Manager
Fall is a great time to wet a line in Big or Little Darby Creek. Don’t let the low water levels stop you as big catfish and smallmouth bass seek deeper water and can become concentrated in pools making fishing more enjoyable. When wet weather returns and the creek levels start to rise again, these fish will know that winter is coming. Much like a bear preparing for hibernation, these fish will be looking to plump up before water temperatures start going down.
While you’re out trying to land the next big one, take the time to stop and soak in all that is great about fall in the watershed. The sights, the sounds, the smell, and that feeling when a big old smallmouth hits the end of your line!
Marty Shull, Park Manager
Fishing opportunities abound at Clear Creek. Bring your family down to Lake Ramona to fish for crappie or bass with a simple rod and reel with a hook and bobber set up or try your hand at fly fishing for rainbow trout in the creek. Fall is one of the best times to going fishing at Clear Creek.
The spectacular fall colors and cooler weather reinvigorate visitors and fish become more active. The aptly-named Clear Creek is pristine and at its clearest during the fall. Bring your fly rod or ultralight fishing rod and get out on Clear Creek to catch some fish, take in the sights and enjoy one of the most beautiful times of the year at Clear Creek Metro Park.
Scott Felker, Naturalist
Is there better way to spend a fine fall day than by going fishing?
Three Creeks Metro Park not only has three creeks but also has ponds that you can cast a line in. Heron Pond is shallow and readily fished along much of its shore. You could catch bluegill, largemouth bass or channel catfish. Perhaps you’ll even see one of its namesake great blue herons fishing, too.Turtle Pond at the confluence area is deeper than Heron Pond and has plenty of bluegills. It also has some big largemouth bass that seem to have an uncanny ability to ignore most of your attempts to catch them. But please feel free to try!
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