Hot Creek has an AM Trico hatch, an afternoon Caddis hatch & it's Hopper time

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by The Trout Fitter Staff
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Water Conditions: Good the flows are at 24cfs as of 7/6. Water is very clear and low when compared to this time last year. Weeds are growing in now bigtime.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good with a big Trico hatch early in the morning. Followed by Caddis into the evening. Hopper season has arrived! Fish the far bank and slap it on the water so it makes some noise. Nymphing is getting tougher as the weeds grow in and the water drops.

Recommended Flies:

Female Comparadun #20, CDC Trico #20-22. Parachute Caddis Grey #18, Brook's Hot Creek Caddis #18-20, Elk Hair Caddis Tan #20, , Old School Caddis Emerger Olive #18-20, Grasshoppers, Fat Albert #14, Chernobyl Ant #8-12

NYMPHS: Black Two-Bit Hooker #20, Grey Scud #16, Buck Skin Caddis #18, Nori's Caddis Pupa Geen #18, Anderson's Bird of Prey Tan #20, Fox's Caddis Poopah Green #18, Galatin's Sparkle Pupa #18, Brown Micromayfly #18-22, Pheasant Tail #18

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

Guides Hint: Drag free drifts are essential to catching fish now.

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