Midge hatch in the morning and Baetis thoughout the day at 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 24cfs as of 12/9. Gate is open and no snow on the ground.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good mostly Midges in the mornings after it warms some, with a spattering of Baetis throughout the day.

Recommended Flies:

CDC Baetis Dun #18-#20, CDC Baetis Emerger #20, Extended Body BWO #22, Hatch Matcher BWO #18-#20

NYMPHS: BH Crystal BWO #20-#22, Micromay Olive #20, Kingreys Cold Turkey Baetis #20, Crystal Hunchback Baetis #22, Split Case BWO #20, WD-40 Black #22, Tungsten Black Beauty #22, Zebra Midge #22

STREAMERS: Water isn't deep enough to really bother.

Guides Hint: Try this Hot Creek trick . . . Get a good drift through the zone and when it is in prime area just set even if indicator has not moved. All they need is to see it move up and they pounce.

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