Good Trico haych followed by some small Mayflies on Hot Creek

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by The Trout Fitter Staff
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Water Conditions: Good the flows are at 20cfs as of 8/2. Water is very clear and low when compared to this time last year. There are weeds everywhere. Only a few pockets of deeper water here and there.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good there is still a decent Trico hatch around 7-9am, with some small mayflies mixed in later in the morning. Hopper dropper rig is the way to go with a small emerger or pheasant tail. Slap big hoppers on the far bank around mid-day when the hatches slow down.

Nymphing is getting tougher as the weeds grow in and the water drops.

Recommended Flies:

CDC Trico #20-22. Parachute Caddis Grey #18, Brook's Hot Creek Caddis #18-20, Elk Hair Caddis Tan #20, Spent Partridge Caddis #18-20,Parachute Ostritch Caddis #18-20, Old School Caddis Emerger Olive #18-20, Parachute Kicking Hopper, Fat Albert #10-14

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, Nitro Caddis Tan #18-20

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

Guides Hint: Drag free drifts are essential to catching fish now. Nymph the shallow riffles without any weight for best results.

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