Hot Creek Fishing Report

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

Kurt Collins got a nice fish in the interpretive area below the hatchery.

by Tom Loe
4-6-2018
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Numbers are decent here during warmer periods; with fish holding in the deeper slots and pools.  We will see some increased flows during warmer periods from snowmelt. The stream bed is blanked by thick aquatic weeds. This is normal for the lower water periods of the year.  Best bite occurs during early afternoon when the BWO’s are emerging. Large midge hatches coming off during a high barometer. Dry dropper rigs with a #16-18  Para Hi-Vis BWO and a #22 Gillie dropper 12″-18″ below is a consistent rig currently. When you observe those noses sipping the adults in the suds, remove the dropper, and dope up those high wings so they ride high on the surface.  Longer leaders, & light tippet in the 5-6x class is best. During off hatch periods try attractor patterns fished without an indicator. You can get into some of the larger fish using this method during the winter months.



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