Water Conditions: Good, showing 4 cfs as of 7/15Remember these are the flows just below 395 on Mammoth Creek
Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good
The water is getting warmer so it's probably best to fish the first 1/2 of the day and then give it a rest. The best thing you can do is carry a thermometer as temperatures fluctuate more than you would think. Outside of the fish getting more and more selective nothing much has changed. Caddis, Midges and Tricos (7-10 am) and a few PMDs after that. The dry fly fishing is up and down, nymphing has been more consistent. Scuds and caddis are a good choice all day. Please be mindful of other anglers - there are plenty of spots to fish on Hot Creek, but it has been crowded. The fish (including the bigger ones) have moved 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, hence the comment about short drifts. I tell my clients that a 4 second drift is average and finish with an aggressive pickup, you will hook fish you never knew existed.
DRIES: R.P. Emerger #22 | Sparkle Flag Black #20-22 | Yellow Stimulator #8-16 | Mother Shucker #24 | CDC Baetis Dun #20-24 | Para Caddis #18-22 | PMD patterns #16-20
NYMPHS: Beck's Sulphur Emerger #16-18 | T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Grey/Olive Scud #16-18 | Tailwater Scud Tungsten #14-18 | S&M nymph #16-18 | Little Brown Bug #16-18 | Medallion Midge #18-24 | Buckskin #16-20 | 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