Caddis & baetis are the flies that are working best at Hot Creek

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by The Trout Fitter Staff
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Water Conditions: Good Flows at 15cfs as of 9/26. 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 the fish are mostly keyed in on Caddis again, with some baetis mixed in sporadically. With the temps where they've been it's been quite pleasant fishing in the canyon with not much of a change in sight!

Recommended Flies:

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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