Hot Creek Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Good, showing 3 cfs as of 12/13

Remember, these are the flows just below Highway 395 on Mammoth Creek and ice can make this site unreliable.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good

 Due to the storm the parking for the canyon section is at the Hot Creek Ranch driveway, PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THEIR DRIVEWAY.  The parking for the Interpretive site is out on Hot Creek Road so make sure there's room for passing cars.

A few Baetis still hatching but pretty much over until February. The mayfly hatches midday are now just the Baetis 10-2. The morning and evening hatches are all midges. Scuds and egg patterns will work all day. Don't forget the streamers and leeches.

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  |  Tan Stimulator #14-16 | Yellow Stimulator #8-12 | No Mercy Midge Camel #20-24

NYMPHS:  T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22  | Juju Baetis #18-20  | Medallion Midge #18-24 |  Buckskin #16-20  |CDC Transition Midge #18-22 | Scuds grey #14-18 | Tailwater Sowbug Rainbow #16-18 |  Bling Midge Brown #24 | TB Millers+1LT #16-18 | Tungsten Bird Of Prey October Caddis #6-10 | Egg Patterns

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

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