Tough fishing has returned with the low flows

Trout Creek Outfitters

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Fair, showing 7 cfs as of 7/23

Remember, these are the flows just below Highway 395 on Mammoth Creek.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good

Tough fishing has returned with the low flows but try to look at the weed beds as added hiding places for the trout. The bird problem seems to have improved and we're seeing better surface activity. Tricos, small caddis and midges in the morning, there are days where the Trico emergence is as heavy as I've ever seen. The PMDs are fading fast and are being replaced by the Tiny BWO. These guys are hatching midday and are tiny, #22-26.The evening Hatches are male Tricos and micro caddis, the caddis are #24-28 but #20-22 are working. Since the caddis are now getting active try fishing a Pheasant Tail #16-20, either bead or non-bead. Not only does it cover the mayflies, but it also imitates the case caddis. And don't forget the ever-present midges.

I still 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 | Parachute Adams # 16-20  | Mother Shucker #24 | CDC Baetis Dun #18-24 | Griffith's Gnat #20-24 | Stillborn Midge Black #20-22 | Hi-Vis Baetis #16-20 | Para Caddis #18-22 | Elk Hair Skaddis #18-22 | Spent Partridge Caddis #18-22 | Brooks Hot Creek Caddis #22 | Tan Stimulator #14-16 | Sparkle Dun Foam PMD #16-18

NYMPHS:  T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22  | Juju Baetis #16-20  | Medallion Midge #18-24 |  Buckskin #16-20  |  Split Case PMD #16-18 | CDC Transition Midge #18-22 | Scuds grey or olive/grey #14-18 | Tailwater Sowbug Rainbow #16-18 |  Bling Midge Brown #24 | TB Millers+1LT #16-18 | Nori's Caddis #20-22 |Copper Bead Micro Stone #14-18 | Tung Yellow Sallie #16-18

STREAMERS: Mini Sculpin Orange #6 | Slumpbuster Natural #10 | Hornburg #10-14   Mice

If you would like to go fishing with us please check out our website Trout Creek or call (530) 563-5119.

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