Hot Creek Fish Report- Open year round for catch and release fishing only.

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)


by The Trout Fitter Staff
3-25-2009
(800) 637-6912
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Water Conditions: Excellent

Water is clear and warming up nicely. Most days water temps are low to mid 50's. The warming spring weather is instigating nice hatches and the fish are getting more a ctive.

No snow at all on road to Hot Creek. Plan on parking at gate and walking into the canyon, still.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Excellent

There are solid hatches of midges in the am, followed by bwo's mid-day. Some great20dry fly opportunities can be had most days.

Recommended Flies:

-NYMPHS-
#20-22 WD-40 in Olive or Black, #18-22 Zebra Midges, #18-20 Pheasant Tail, #18-20 Surface Emergers and #16-18 Scuds in Olive or Grey. Add #18 Copper John's to the list.

-DRIES-
#18-20 Hatchmaster BWO, #18-20 Comparadun BWO and #20-26 Parachute Adams

Guides Hint: I know the recommendations haven't change in 8 weeks. If it works don't fix it. On warmer days, the average angler that leaves the store is returning 3-4 hours later with 9-12 fish landed, one over 19 inches, at Upper O, Hot Creek, and Lower O with the Res a close second. The quality of the fishing this Winter has been uncanny..