Hot Creek Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Fair, showing 6 cfs as of 10/9

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

The PMDs are done. The BWO are starting mid to late morning. There are still a few Hoppers around. The Tricos are fading with the female emergence around 8 and the spinner fall 1-2 hours later. Caddis migration starts about 9 a.m. 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 male Tricos are emerging from about 5:00 until dark. The best dry fly action starts about 9 and includes light colored midges, BWO's and caddis size 20-24.

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 | Nori Caddis #18-20 | Tailwater Scud Tungsten #14-18 | Two Bit Hooker drk/ol #18 | Drowned Trico Spinner #18-20 | Juju Baetis # 20-22

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, October 9th, 2020
Crowley Lake: Crowley Lake Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, October 1st, 2020
Hot Creek: There are Still a Few PMDs Around
San Joaquin River: San Joaquin River Fishing Report
Crowley Lake: Fishing Has Been Very Good
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Water Temps Are Dropping Fast
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report


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