Flows are stable, and the snow around the creek is finally starting to melt

Jim Elias

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Jim Elias is under permit to guide Hot Creek on Inyo National Forest. 

Hot Creek -4/6/23 - Flows Approx 20CFS - Water Temp -  Upper 40s by Mid-Day

Rod Size:  #4-#5 Weights

Tippet Size: 5X-6X

Leader: Euro/Czech Leader, 7.5ft 5X

Best Techniques: Dry, Dry Dropper, Euro Nymphing

Dry Flies: Griffith's Gnat #20-22, Hatchmatcher BWO #16, CDC Baetis DUN #16, High Vis Baetis Emerger #18

Nymphs: Tungsten Psycho #18, Tailwater Baetis #18, CDC Baetis Emerger #20, T-Midge Black #22, Zebra Midge #22, Copper Zebra #22, Disco Midge #20, Worms, Egg Patterns

Streamers: Nope

Road is covered with a lot of snow, don't try to drive in.

Flows are stable, and the snow around the creek is finally starting to melt. The fishing has been great, and the crowds have only been bad on the weekend. Just be careful not to block the entrance to the ranch because Kevin will definitely have your vehicle towed if you do. Hatches have been good, lots of BWOs and Midges in the mix. Still a bit early for Caddis, but with the warming temperatures you just never know.

Fish Mammoth Guides Services is located in Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County). Fishing Guide, Jim Elias, can take you fishing on Crowley Lake, Upper Owens, Lower Owens and East Walker River. To book your guided fishing trip with Jim Elias please all him at (760) 582-2195 and for more information please visit his WEBSITE..

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