Hot Creek Fish Report

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Tom Loe

This area has been fishing very well lately. The water level is slightly up, but very clear. A dry/dropper combo here can be deadly. Fish the open lanes between the weeds for some hard takes in the morning. A tandem nymph setup with little or no weight will get you into fish as well. Weighted flies are a good thing here. Hare's ears, Flashback PT's, Copper John's in black, midges, and a variety of mayfly emergers in sizes 16-22 will do the trick. We have guides who can show you the best way to fish this premium fishery and give you the best opportunity to land that big rainbow or brown we all dream about. When the fish are on top, switch to a double dry BWO/Parachute Adams combo when the hatches overlap. Size 18 for your mayfly and 20-22 for your midges as dries are like magic. Watch for caddis activity on warmer days and really match the size of the natural.

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