Hot Creek Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Good, showing 4 cfs as of 7/15

Remember 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.

Recommended Flies

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

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, July 15th
San Joaquin River: Flows Areat 39 CFS
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
Owens River - Lower: The hatches are decent
East Walker River (CA): Flows have gone back down and only about 10% of normal
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, July 8th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
San Joaquin River: San Joaquin River Fish Report
Crowley Lake: Crowley Lake Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Fishing Report
East Walker River: East Walker River Fishing Report


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