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 1/14

The flow gauge on Mammoth Creek is not accurate, probably due to ice. I've stopped by the weir the last 2 days and the flows are definitely lower.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good

Good news, starting to see a few of the bigger BWO (#16-18) which means that the mid-winter hatches may have begun. Almost no hatches outside of the midges and a very few BWO so if you're looking for dry fly action be ready to wander looking for rising fish. Midweek has been pretty empty so plan your days accordingly. Subsurface bugs are tiny right now, try #20-30 mayflies and case caddis! This is typical for this time of year so try some bigger nymphs #12-14, they will often move a little further for that random bigger meal. Also, on the warmer days when the water gets a little off color try throwing some smaller streamer patterns.

Recommended Flies

DRIES:  R.P. Emerger #22  | Hi-Vis Baetis #20-24 | Yellow Stimulator #8-16 | Mother Shucker #24 | CDC Baetis Dun #20-22

NYMPHS:  Bottom Roller Phsyco Rycho #10-14 | T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Grey/Olive Scud #16-18 | Tailwater Scud Tungsten #14-18 | S&M nymph #20-22 |  Juju Baetis # 20-22 | Kingrey's Cold Turkey Baetis #20-22 | Wd 40's #20-22 | Pheasant Tail #16-20

STREAMERS: BH Bopp Leech Olive & Brown #12-10 | Perfection Perch #4-8 | Punk Perch #10-16 | Hornburg #10-14

More Reports


The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, January 15th
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 Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, January 8th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
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 Report


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