Water Conditions: Fair, showing 4 cfs as of 2/25
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:Good
You can drive in but if you've got the wrong car/driving ability you might be waiting a long time until it refreezes to get out. The reduced fishing pressure has been a blessing in the canyon. 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. Midges early and late with a sporadic mayfly hatch midday. Mayflies are in the #16-20 range. Streamers have also been producing well.
DRIES: R.P. Emerger #22 | Hi-Vis Baetis #18-20 | Yellow Stimulator #8-16 | Mother Shucker #24 | CDC Baetis Dun #16-20
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 #16-18 | 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