Fish dry flies on Rush Creek during the cooler part of the day

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions: Water conditions on Rush Creek are good. Flows are 28 cfs as of 7/24 below Grant lake to hwy 395. Between Silver Lake and Grant Lake flows are 28 cfs as of 7/24.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fishing on Rush Creek is fair to good. This is the time of the year we all dread, the run off is about to taper off, so the water temps are increasing. Fishing will be good in the cooler time of the day. It is best to fish dries mostly. Fish the undercut banks in the general reg section of Rush Creek(between Silver lake and Grant Lake).

Recommended Flies:

cdc flying ant, parachute adams, extended body bwo, chernobyl, stimulators, elk hair caddis, griffith gnat, parachute caddis, sierra brite dot, royal wulff, hatch matcher

NYMPHS: #18 superflash pheasant tail, #16 deep six caddis, bird of prey, #18 caddis candy, #18 Nori's caddis pupa, bird of prey, san juan, variety of midges, #16 bh prince nymphs, #16 sizzlin red squirrel, #18 zug bug, #18 wd40

STREAMERS: goat leech, Carey bugger, Crystal bugger, Sheep Creek Special, BH Pop's Bugger

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The Trout Fitter Reports
for Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Crowley Lake: The Stillwater Classic at Lake Crowley will be held August 3rd
Twin Lakes (Mammoth Basin): The fishing at Twin Lakes in the Mammoth Basin has been good
Lake Mary: More & more big fish are being caught from the shoreline at Lake Mary, the fishing is excellent
Lake Mamie: The fishing is great at Lake Mamie right now
Lake George: Lure fishing is the ticket for Lake George Brookies
Mammoth Creek: Fishing at Mammoth Creek requires a good casting technique
Convict Lake: Convict Lake fishing is red hot right now
June Lake: Fishing is a great right now on June Lake
Gull Lake: Gull Lake fishing is hot & heavy.
Silver Lake: Big fish have been caught at Silver Lake every week
Grant Lake: Fishing Conditions at Grant Lakee are not as good as other spots in the Loop
Rush Creek: The fishing conditions have slowed in Rush Creek between Silver & Grant lakes.
Rock Creek Lake: Fishing at Rock Creek Lake has ranged from Fair to Good
Rock Creek - Section 1: Rock Creek is fishing good as are many of the fishing spots in the Mammoth Lakes area
Crowley Lake: Perch fishing is excellent at Crowley Lake, Trout fishing is good
Owens River: The fishing is good right now on the Upper Owens
Pleasant Valley Reservoir: The increased water level has caused the fish to move -- time to explore!
Twin Lakes (Bridgeport): The fishing at Twin Lakes in Bridgeport is excellent. Not much size but lots of fish.
Bridgeport Reservoir: Bridgeport Reservoir is fishing great but the water level & water temp could change things quickly
Arrowhead Lake (Mammoth Lakes): Get out early to fish Arrowhead Lake in the Mammoth area
Skelton Lake: Skelton Lake is really fishing well but the bite drops off after 9 AM
Barney Lake: Fishing at Barney Lake in the Mammoth Lakes area is fair to good
Mammoth Lakes Basin: On the Mammoth Basin Lakes; Dry flies work in the AM & stramers work later in the day
Hot Creek: Hot Creek fishing is off a little because the recent rain & thunderstorms has made the water dirty
San Joaquin River: Fish on the San Joaquin are looking for dry flies
Crowley Lake: The fishing at Lake Crowley is Top Drawer. They are feeding on the perch early in the AM
Owens River: Fishing on the Upper Owens is good but the recent rains has caused some problems
Owens River: The fishing & water conditions make for good fishing at the Owens River Gorge
Pleasant Valley Reservoir: Because of the hight water level, Pleasant Valley Res. fish can be found in the stream section


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