Have You Tried Fly Fishing by Carmel River State Beach?

With many Monterey Peninsula communities running 200% above normal rainfall statistics, residents have found their fair share of difficulties including blocked roads, rock and land slides, and even flooding in some Carmel Valley neighborhoods. We wanted to examine some of the beauty that has emerged as a result of the recent storms, so we explored Carmel River State Beach last weekend on Sunday morning.

Why the Carmel River State Beach? We wanted to investigate the river level after the recent rains. We were so excited to find that the Carmel River now flows into the Pacific Ocean, creating an even more beautiful landscape for residents and visitors to enjoy. Some locals, as you’ll see in the video below, grabbed their waders and fly fishing gear to try their hand at steelhead fishing where the river meets the Pacific. We had a brief conversation with one of the anglers, and he had been fishing only a few minutes. We’re not sure if he caught anything, but we certainly plan to put a line in the water before the steelhead season ends in March! If we have any luck fly fishing by Carmel River State Beach, we’ll be sure to add pictures on this blog post and offer any helpful tips to help you catch a big one!

Any Other Fun Activities I Should Try?

Yes! Now that the river has merged into the ocean, we have much more water to cover on our stand up paddle boards! Head to Adventures by the Sea for some great deals on paddle board rentals. Surfers are enjoying big swells, and divers are exploring territories we haven’t seen since last year’s rains. The sunsets are beautiful as usual, so pack a blanket, your favorite wine and snacks, and head to the Carmel River State Beach for your next beach day!

Fly Fishing Carmel River State Beach from The Heinrich Team on Vimeo.