Fishing has been streaky day to day with A LOT of small fish, a good sign for the future

Trout Creek Outfitters

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Good, showing 29 cfs as of 5/1

Remember, these are the flows just below Highway 395 on Mammoth Creek.

Hot Creek is the least affected stream by big temperature drops due to being spring fed.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good-Very Good

All parking lots are open and the walk down into the canyon is clear.

The warmer temperatures should help the fishing considerably. 

Fishing has been streaky day to day with A LOT of small fish, a good sign for the future.

There's been some good dry fly action, Interpretive Site 9-11 on midges and the BWOs but with increased runoff the hatches have tapered off. The canyon is like the Interpretive but an hour or so later and a lot more subsurface on mayfly nymphs, midges and scuds. We had been seeing an increase in dry fly action in the canyon, but the increase in flows and dirty water will slow it down. With the water clarity dropping due to runoff it's a good time to try Scuds, worms and streamers.

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 | Miller's Caddis #16-18 | Spider Varient #18-20 | Brooks CDC Baetis #20-24 | Stimulators #8-10 | Hi-Vis Para BWO #16-18

NYMPHS:  T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22  | Buckskin Caddis #16-20  | Scuds #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: Take your pick

If you would like to go fishing with us please check out our website Trout Creek or call (530) 563-5119.

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