Water Conditions: Good, showing 76 cfs as of 8/6
Remember, these are the flows just below Highway 395 on Mammoth Creek.
The flows are back down and dropping steadily
Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good
With the water dropping and warming up the fish are starting to move out of the deep holes and into shallower holding spots. We're starting to see the midsummer consistency in hatches. These include caddis, Tiny BWO and Tricos, which had all ready started very early. Midges in the morning plus the new foods. The Tricos are emerging fairly heavily between 8 and 9:30 with the spinner fall around an hour later. This now includes the canyon as well. The best fishing seems to be 7-10. If you can find some calm water there's some good surface activity. Generally the midges will be hatching until early afternoon and then egg laying and spent adults in the afternoon. Scuds and San Juan Worms will work all day. With the decrease in flows and the increase in usage the streamer fishing has gotten tougher . It's important to key in on any slack water. Really study the water, a slick spot (flat water behind invisible rock) as small as a dinner plate might be the key to your day.
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 || Hi-Vis PMD #16-18 | Tent Wing Caddis #16-20 | Miller's Caddis #16-18 | Spider Varient #18-20 | Brooks CDC Baetis #20-24
NYMPHS: T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Buckskin Caddis #16-20 | Tung Stud Black #18-20 | Scuds grey #14-18 | Tailwater Sowbug Rainbow #16-18 | Bling Midge Brown #24 | TB Millers+1LT #16-18 | B/H Pheasant Tail #16-20 | San Juan Worms #12-14
STREAMERS: Mini Sculpin Orange #6 | Slumpbuster Natural #10 | Hornburg #10-14