Still seeing good action from the trout at Hot Creek

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)


by The Trout Fitter Staff
12-23-2011
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Water Conditions: Great flows are at 21 cfs as of 12/23.

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

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Excellent no change since last week and its all good. 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