The afternoon winds are tough at Hot Creek so fish in the AM. The menu is Caddis & Hoppers

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Tom Loe

The afternoon winds have been an issue as usual so get an early start. All caddis, all the time and you'll be fine. Fish a hopper and a dropper bead head midge or PT for a change up in the deeper runs. Water flows have continued to drop and are at a point where the weed lines can fudge up extended drifts. The summer and fall caddis emergences are arguably the best time of the season to catch fish on adult dry flies. The trout here really key in on this hatch. Caddis imitations are larger than their respective midge and may fly counterparts, hence easier to see and fish. If you want to learn how to catch trout on dries, this is a good time of year to hit Hot Creek.

Above Photo: Jim made the rounds this trip fly fishing several waters with us including Hot Creek. He did well on all!
Photo # 1: Serge did very well on HC with us. Great picture!

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