No crowds at Hot Creek and active fish chomping flies on the surface.

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions: Good, the flows are at 15cfs as of 10/3. Water is at mid-winter flows right now. Still extensive weedbeds around. We need a long period of cold weather to kill them all off.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good fishing Caddis dries on the surface, with a small brown mayfly dropper is working well. No crowds and active fish chomping flies on the surface. What more could you ask for?

Recommended Flies:

CDC Baetis DUN #20, 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, Foam Hopper Tan, Parachute Kicking Hopper, Fat Albert #10-14, Streamside Hopper, Chernobyl Ant

NYMPHS: BH Flashback PT #20, 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: Water isn't deep enough to really bother.

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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