Fishing remains good in the deepest holes and runs on Hot Creek..

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Tom Loe

With the return of very cold weather the additional water that Mammoth Creek brings into HC has dropped off making the conditions tougher to extend presentations while dead drifting adult or emerging imitations. Think small here, and then divide by two for winter time fly fishing. #22 patterns are good choices for both midges and mayfly imitations. Using the SJ worm and fake egg combo can also be effective, but there is limited water that will allow a tandem rig to be fished below a strike indicator. At this time the forest service gate remains open; however it will not be long before the snow that is forecast will shut down vehicle travel & you will need to hike up the road for canyon access.

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