Use small Midges and Caddis when Fly Fishing on Hot Creek

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)


by The Trout Fitter Staff
11-3-2011
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Water Conditions: Great Flows at 31cfs as of 11/3.

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Good there are lot's of spawning fish up towards the ranch, but they're not eating much. Other fish that aren't spawning are hanging around for scraps. Bold colors on these fish too.

Still sticking to small Midges and Caddis. With the "wintry" weather coming our way this week, try some BWO patterns. Make your life easier and fish at the near bank. No reason to cast to the far bank when they're right at your feet!

Recommended Flies:

DRIES:
Parachute Caddis Grey #18-22, CDC Caddis Emerger #20, Old School Caddis Emerger #20, Brook's Hot Creek Caddis #18-22, #20 Elk Hair Caddis Tan NYMPHS: Copper Zebra #22, Yankee Buzzer #22, Micracle Nymph #20, Kyle's Superflash PT #20-22, Duck Ass Submerger #22-24,BH FB Pheasant Tail #18-#20, #24 Black Beauty, #22 Furimsky's Epoxy Midge, WD Flashy Black #22, Barr's Flashback Emerger #22

STREAMERS: #12 Bead Head Doc's Twin Lake Special Black/Brown/Olive