Hot Creek Fishing Report

Jim Elias

Report Date:

Hot Creek 9/8/23 - Flows Approx 45CFS - Water Temp 55

Rod Size:  #4-#5 Weights

Tippet Size: 3X

Leader: 7.5ft 3X

Best Techniques: Hopper Dropper, Indicator Nymphing

Dry Flies:  Chernobyl Ant #8-10, Chernobyl Grizzly #8, CDC PMD DUN #16, Yellow Stimulator #14-16

Nymphs: Flashback Scud, San Juan Worm, JuJu Baetis #16-18, WD-40 Black #18, Fox's Poopah Olive #16-18, Hot Creek Caddis #18, Old School Caddis #18, Drowned Trico Spinner #20-22

Streamers: Really doesn't matter.

I've been down on the San Joaquin but after the road closes I'll be here more often. Haven't heard much from any of my guide friends, but I'd say typical late summer early fall techniques. Afternoons and evenings are probably better than the mornings at this rate. Water is pretty cold in the mornings which has messed with the hatches all summer long here.

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..

More Reports

Fish Mammoth Reports
for Sunday, August 13th, 2023
Hot Creek Hatchery: Hot Creek Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): The usual summer doldrums out here
Owens River - Lower: Flows are down, but it's been extremely hot down
San Joaquin River: Water has been clear and quite cold for the time of year
Mammoth Lakes Basin: Full to the top and then some


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