The road into the ranch is open again but with LIMITED PARKING

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Fair- good, showing 29 cfs and fluctuating as of 4/25

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 making 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. 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.

Recommended Flies

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 #10-14  

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, April 7th
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, March 17th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): The midges are the only hatches going on right now
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Report


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