Hot Creek Fish Report- Update by Brad McFall 5-21-09

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions: Okay

The runoff has started big time with the recent very warm weather.
Flow is up to 92 CFS as of 5/21 and the water is muddy.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Excellent

There are solid hatches of midges in the am, followed by BWO's mid-day and caddis by the afternoon (on Warm days), but the dry fly action is tough due to tubid water. Go bigger and brighter with nymphs. The positive side is they can't see you and they are not under the grass hiding where you can't get you fly to go.

Recommended Flies:

#18-20 WD-40 in Olive or Black, #16-18 Zebra Midges, #16-18 Pheasant Tail, and #14-16 Scuds in Olive or Grey. Epoxy back Hares Ears #16, COPPER Johns#16-20, fox pupa olive#16.

#18-20 Hatchmaster BWO, #18-20 Comparadun BWO and #14-20Parachute Adams ,

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The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, May 15th, 2009
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fish Report
Crowley Lake: Crowley Lake Fish Report
Owens River: Upper Owens Fish Report
Owens River: Owens River Fish Report
Owens River: Lower Owens River Fish Report
Lee Vining Creek: Lee Vinning Creek Fish Report
Rush Creek: Rush Creek Fish Report
Walker River - East Fork (CA): East Walker River Fish Report
Bridgeport Reservoir: Bridgeport Reservoir Fish Report