With The Great Weather The Fishing Has Picked Up, Along With The Crowds

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions: Fair, showing 15 cfs as of 5/20

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good-Very Good

With the great weather the fishing has picked up, along with the crowds.  Remember when I said there were lots of scuds, well now they're eating them. Pretty good mayfly hatch around the mid-morning time. Anything from tiny little Tricos (8-10 am) to big BWO (blue wing olive)11-1. Yes Tricos, only 3 months early. Caddis are showing up more and more, morning on.  The dry fly fishing can be good depending on the time of the hatch.  Right now, nymphing is the preferred method. Please be mindful of other anglers there are plenty of spots to fish on Hot Creek. The fish (including the bigger ones) seem to be moving into the faster, shallower water so shorten up and keep your drifts real short. The fish are in there and they're hungry. AND the weed beds are coming back with a vengeance.

DRIES:  R.P. Emerger #22  | Hi-Vis Baetis #18-20 | Yellow Stimulator #8-16 | Mother Shucker #24 | CDC Baetis Dun #16-20 | Para Caddis #18-22

NYMPHS:  Tungsten Psycho #20 | 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 | Little Brown Bug #16-18 | Medallion Midge #18-22  Buckskin #16-20  Brassie #18-22  Rainbow Warrior #18-20  Barr's Emerger #16-22  Deep Six Pupa #18

STREAMERS: BH Bopp SlumpBuster | Perfection Perch #4-8 | Punk Perch #10-16 | Hornburg #10-14   Mice

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, May 21st
Crowley Lake: Crowley Lake Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: It Is Still a Little Dirty Starting About 9 Gates Down But Getting Better
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, May 14th
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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