Fishing has been streaky day to day

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Fair-Good, showing 99 cfs as of 6/9

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 it being spring-fed.


Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

The warmer temperatures have the flows coming back up.

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

The hatches have tapered off, which is normal during runoff, but the fishing is still decent. The Interpretive Site has a caddis migration around 8. There's a solid PMD hatch from around 9-12 followed by sporadic hatches all afternoon. Afternoon-evening is the caddis hatch and the Tricos are starting to show up as well. The canyon is like the Interpretive Site, but hatches occur an hour or so later with a lot more subsurface on mayfly nymphs, midges, and scuds. Despite the increased flows the surface activity seems to be picking up again. With the water clarity what it is, it's still a good time to try Scuds, worms, and streamers.

I still tell my clients that a 4-second drift is average and to 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   

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