Hot Creek Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Fair, showing 5 cfs as of 3/4

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 4-wheel drive is recommended and the trail down is icy but not too bad. 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 and remember that the Baetis spinner fall coincides with the hatch so be prepared with patterns for multiple stages. Case caddis patterns have been the most productive nymph pattern. Streamers have also been producing well with olive seeming to be the preferred color.

Recommended Flies

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 | Pheasant tail and Hares ear #14-18 | 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, March 5th
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, February 26th
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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