Water Conditions: Fair, showing 4 cfs as of 2/12
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
Parking is now at the end of the pavement at Hot Creek Ranch and access is by snowshoe, skis or snowmobile. the reduced fishing pressure has been a blessing on hot creek. If you're willing to work for it, the fishing is really good. due to low water levels and spooky fish, dry droppers have been a great option at hot creek right now. Small mayfly and midge patterns are your best bet at a successful day.
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 | Tungsten jig Baetis #16-20 | 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