Tricos and then Caddis are best right now on Hot Creek

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)


by The Trout Fitter Staff
9-7-2012
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Water Conditions: Good the flows are at 16cfs as of 9/5. Water is very clear and low when compared to this time last year. Weeds everywhere. Only a few pockets of deeper water here and there.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good still some Tricos early, although this may vary depending on how cold the night before is. With Caddis mid-day along with some Baetis.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES:
CDC Baetis DUN #20, CDC Trico #20-22, Parachute Adams #20-22, Parachute Caddis Olive #18-22, Profile Baetis #18-22 Brook's Hot Creek Caddis #18-20, Elk Hair Caddis Olive #20, Spent Partridge Caddis #18-20, Parachute Ostritch Caddis #18-20, EC Caddis #20, Parachute Kicking Hopper, Fat Albert #10-14, Streamside Hopper, Chernobyl Ant

NYMPHS: Olive or Grey Scud #16-18, Kyle's Superflash PT #22, Black Two-Bit Hooker #20, Grey Scud #16, Buck Skin Caddis #20, Nori's Caddis Pupa Geen #18, Anderson's Bird of Prey Tan #20, Fox's Caddis Poopah Green #18, Galatin's Sparkle Pupa #18, Superflash Pheasant Tail #20, Nitro Caddis Tan #18-20 Chartreuse Copper John #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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