Scuds & Caddis are working best at Hot Creek, in the late afternoon try mayflies

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions: Good flows are holding steady at 26cfs* as of 10/17. *Flows above should have been about 10cfs higher all summer. Still extensive weedbeds around. We need a long period of cold weather to kill them all off.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good the water is slightly off color from a minute uptick in flows from recent snow melt. Tons of scuds in the water right now, mostly gray, with a sizable caddis hatch about mid afternoon. Some sporadic mayflies and midges as well.

Recommended Flies:

CDC Baetis DUN #20, Parachute Adams #20-22, Parachute Caddis Olive #18-22, Profile Baetis #18-22 Brook's Hot Creek Caddis #18-20, Elk Hair Caddis Olive #20, Spent Partridge Caddis #18-20, Parachute Ostritch Caddis #18-20, EC Caddis #20

NYMPHS: WD40 Black #20-22, Flashback Scud #16, San Juan Worm Red #14, BH Flashback PT #20, Olive or Grey Scud #16-18, Kyle's Superflash PT #22, Black Two-Bit Hooker #20, Grey Scud #16, Buck Skin Caddis #20, Nori's Caddis Pupa Geen #18, Anderson's Bird of Prey Tan #20, Fox's Caddis Poopah Green #18, Galatin's Sparkle Pupa #18, Superflash Pheasant Tail #20, Nitro Caddis Tan #18-20 Chartreuse Copper John #20

STREAMERS: Water isn't deep enough to really bother.

Guides Hint: Drag free drifts are essential to catching fish now. Nymph the shallow riffles without any weight for best results.

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