Hot Creek is a spring creek & is not as affected by a low run-off, the weeds are a concern however

Tom Loe

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Spring creeks by nature have more stability and are good choices to fish in low or high water years. The weeds are a major factor this summer and forget extended drifts in most of the popular runs. Fishing a dry fly is the best way to get on fish currently. Look for a strong caddis emergence with some smaller mayflies at times. Step back and see if you can locate an individual fish that is "pattern" feeding. Lead your cast well upstream if possible, and if you get rejected after a few casts, wait until the fish gets confidence and begins rising again before making another presentation. Longer leaders will get more looks for sure.

Pictured Above: Bryan B with a nice Hot Creek rainbow.

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