The Fish are feeding hard on Hot Creek and they are not choosy

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)


by The Trout Fitter Staff
12-15-2011
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Water Conditions: Great the flows are at 23 cfs as of 12/15

GATE IS OPEN AND YOU CAN STILL DRIVE ALL THE WAY UP TO THE PARKING LOTS ABOVE THE CANYON SECTION.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Excellent with the clear, cool days, the fish are feeding hard 10 am until 2 pm and they are not very choosy!

Start with midges, then go to baetis nymphs and dries if they start sipping on the surface. Once the action gets going you can go "big and buggy" and they'll gobble fies they wouldn't even look at in summer.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES:
CDC Baetis DUN #20-22, Extended Body BWO #20-22, Brook's Sprout Baetis #20-22, CDC Emerger Baetis #20-22, Stalcup Emerger Parachute Midge #22

NYMPHS: Epoxy Wingcase BWO #22, Copper Zebra #22, Yankee Buzzer #22, Micracle Nymph #20, Kyle's Superflash PT #20-22, BH FB Pheasant Tail #16-#20, #22-24 Black Beauty, #22 Furimsky's Epoxy Midge, WD Flashy Black #22, Barr's Flashback Emerger #22, #16 Hare's Ear midday.

STREAMERS: #12 Bead Head Doc's Twin Lake Special Black/Brown/Olive, Burnt Orange Marabou Leech

Guides Hint: In the canyon section cast streamers upstream and strip like hell along the near bank. A big monster might just be in the undercut.


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