Flow Rates and Water Conditions
Water Conditions: Fair- good, showing 18 cfs as of 4/21
Remember, these are the flows just below Highway 395 on Mammoth Creek.
Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good
The road into the ranch is open again but with LIMITED PARKING. Fishing has picked up, with the canyon fishing better than the interprative site. Just like last spring, with the flows still low the Interpretive Site has a bird problem but with the flows out of Mammoth Creek coming up that should improve. The fish are in there but they are jammed under the cut banks and weed beds. Hopefully the runoff will provide some protection and dig the holes a lot deeper. Midges in the morning and Baetis in the early afternoon. The fish in the canyon are more spread out now make for a lot more productive fishing. The midday Baetis hatch (#16-18) is still the most productive and we're now seeing surface action too. Still midges, nymphs, adults and spent patterns. Generally the midges will be hatching until early afternoon and then egg laying and spent adults in the afternoon. Scuds and egg patterns will work all day. With the increases in flows the streamer fishing should be picking up.
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.
DRIES: R.P. Emerger #22 | Mother Shucker #24 | Griffith's Gnat #20-24 | Stillborn Midge Black #20-22 | No Mercy Midge Camel #20-24 | Hi-Vis Baetis #18-20 | Brook's Baetis #18-20 | Extended Body Baetis #18-22
NYMPHS: T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Medallion Midge #18-24 | Buckskin Caddis #16-20 | JuJu Baetis #16-18 | Psycho Baetis #16-18| Scuds grey #14-18 | Tailwater Sowbug Rainbow #16-18 | Bling Midge Brown #24 | TB Millers+1LT #16-18 | Egg Patterns | B/H Pheasant Tail #16-20
STREAMERS: Mini Sculpin Orange #6 | Slumpbuster Natural #10 | Hornburg #10-14If you would like to go fishing with us please check out our website Trout Creek Outfitters.com or call (530) 563-5119.