Hot Creek Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Water Conditions: Fair to Good, showing 12 cfs as of 2/14

Flows are not accurate due to icing , OR , they just rebuilt the shed at the weir so it might be down for some time.

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good

UPDATE: Conditions in the canyon are tough. Until the sun gets on the water it's slow so try scuds, midges or dead drift leeches. Once the sun hits the water things pick up, mainly midges with scattered mayflies. What surface activity there is has been on midges not mayflies. The interpretive site has been consistently good and very technical. My rule of thumb is, you don't go to the interpretive site, but you check out the crowds on the way to somewhere else. Please respect the fisherman already there, there's plenty of uncrowded water to be found in the canyon and also the lower Owens right now. The problem is that there is no consistency from day to day, one day great dry fly action the next day you won't see a rise. Fishing has been good and if you drive down into the canyon it will be less crowded. If you're looking for dry fly action the interpretive site is the most consistent . The canyon can have some excellent surface activity late morning otherwise nymphing with midges, mayflies and scuds are the best bet. I did get a report today from a customer who fished with the egg pattern I had sold him for the Owens and did quite well, go figure. The road is snow free and the trails have very little snow on them. 

Recommended Flies

DRIES:  Stimulators #16-18 | R.P. Emerger #22 | Real Midge #24 | Stillborn Midge #20-22 | Extended Body BWO #16-20

NYMPHS:  Barr's Uncased Caddis #14-20 | T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Grey/Olive Scud #16-18 |  Medallion Midge  #22-24 | Harroups Surface Emerger Brown/Olive #16-18

STREAMERS: BH Bopp Leech Olive & Brown #12-10 | Wooly Bugger Olive & Brown #12-10

More Reports


The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, February 14th
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, February 7th
Hot Creek: Flows Have Been Down But Are on The Rise
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens Fishing Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Report


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