Hot Creek Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Fair to Good, showing 7 cfs as of 7/30

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good 

I keep waiting for the PMDs to disappear and be replaced by the Tiny BWO (size #24), it's long overdue but they are still going strong. Not only that but they are still a size 16, normally they get smaller as the season progresses. Nothing's really changed except the crowds are getting bigger and the Trico hatch is getting stronger. Maybe it's the pressure or the flows dropping but it's getting a little tougher. Same hatches but the late morning PMD hatches are starting to slow down and the Hoppers are everywhere. First thing it's Midges, Tricos and Caddis followed by PMDs. The Tricos are definitely taking center stage with the female emergence around 8 and the spinner fall 1-2 hours later. With the increase in Hoppers early afternoon has been getting better. Late afternoon into evening has been good especially if the wind stays down. The Caddis can range from a #14 to a #22 so don't be afraid to experiment, including "skating" the bigger ones. Also, male Tricos emerging from about 7 until dark.

Recommended Flies

DRIES:  R.P. Emerger #22 | Stillborn Midge #20-22 | Extended Body PMD #16-18 | Para Caddis #16-22 | Thunder Thighs Hopper #10-14 | Elk hair Caddis #14-!8 | Spring Creek Hopper #12-14 | Spider Variant #18-20 | Sparkle Flag Black #18-20

NYMPHS:  Bottom Roller Phsyco Rycho #10-14 | T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Grey/Olive Scud #16-18 |  Translucent Pupa #16-18 | Harroups Surface Emerger Brown/Olive #16-18 | Nori Caddis #18-20 | Tailwater Scud Tungsten #14-18 | Two Bit Hooker drk/ol #18 | Drowned Trico Spinner #18-20

STREAMERS: BH Bopp Leech Olive & Brown #12-10 | Wooly Bugger Olive & Brown #12-10 | Baby Fat Minnow #8

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, July 30th
Mammoth Lakes Basin: Mammoth Lakes Basin Fishing Report
San Joaquin River: San Joaquin River Fishing Report
Crowley Lake: Crowley Lake Fishing Report
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 Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Saturday, July 25th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
San Joaquin River: Road is Open and The Crowds Are Horrendous
Crowley Lake: Perch Fry are Starting to Show!!!
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report


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