Hot Creek Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Fair, showing 6cfs as of 8/20

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

The PMDs are still hanging in there from about 10-12. The Tiny BWO has started to emerge, starting about noon until 1 and the egg laying starts about 2.  The Hoppers are still around, not like the Owens but still plentiful. First thing it's Midges, Caddis and Tricos 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. Caddis migration starts about 8 with the emergence starting late afternoon.  The Caddis can range from a #14 to a #30 ( no that's not a typo) so don't be afraid to experiment, including "skating" the bigger ones. The # 30's are generally at first light. 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 | Hi-Vis Baetis #20-24

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 Friday, August 21st
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, August 15th
Mammoth Lakes Basin: Mammoth Lakes Basin Fishing Report
Hot Creek: Hot Creek 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 Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens Fishing Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report


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