Rush Creek Fish Report- Update by Tom Jones 8-25-09

Rush Creek - June Lake, CA (Mono County)

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions:

Flows as of 8/25 were at 23 cfs above Grant Lake with water temps at about 54 degrees mid-day. Water clarity is very clear.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

Please note...this area is under special regulations! Please check regulations for different areas of this creek.

Rush creek is a great place to throw some dry flys right now. Water conditions are very clear. The section below Grant Lake is getting low already. Make sure and fish each run with stealth. Most fish are small wild fish and stockers. There are some small caddis on the water mid morning, along with midges. The section above the lake has a good amount of stocked fish. When fishing both sections, a dry/dropper rig works best. Try fishing a size 14 stimulator with a small, beadhead mayfly dropper. The fish should be eating some hoppers soon also.

Recommended Flies:

Sprout midges, Adams, and flying ants (black or red) # 18-22. Elk Hair Caddis (tans and browns), Adams (tans and grey), small stimulators #16-18. Don\\\'t forget to use little stone and caddis droppers (small stones yellow or brown, white miracle nymph, and tan or green caddis larvae all in #20-22).

Above Grant Lake bump everything up one size fly wise.

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