Hot Creek Fishing Report

Hot Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

.Fishing conditions and Hatches: Excellent. Fish seem to be feeding strongly on BWOs, PMDs, and Tricos, however if the temps allow plenty of Caddis will still hatch.

Recommended Flies:
DRIES: CDC Baetis Dun 18-22, #22 Trico Drowned Spinner, #22 Brooks Baetis, #20 Compara Dun, #20 Brooks Hot Creek Caddis.
NYMPHS: #18 Buckskin Caddis, #18 Flashback Pheasant Tails, #18-20 Bird of Prey Tan, #20 Barrs BWO and PMD, #18-20 Zebra midges.
STREAMERS: Try big and dark streamers early and late, #10 Doc's BH in black.

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