Flow Rates and Water Conditions
Water Conditions: Good, showing 6 cfs as of 12/2
Remember these are the flows just below 395 on Mammoth Creek
Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair to Good
Legally there's nothing stopping you from wading in Hot Creek (unless you're a guide and your clients). But if you enjoy fishing Hot Creek, and if you're reading this you probably are, STAY OUT OF THE WATER THIS TIME OF YEAR. This is the time of year when all those wonderful browns are spawning and besides trampling the Redds you're over stressing them so stay up on the bank and have fun. If you're wondering where the Redds are, it's the ENTIRE stream, that's what makes the creek so good.
All the hatches are becoming more sporadic and except for the midges should be done in the next couple of weeks, reappearing in February. With the colder water the weeds are starting to die off but I still tell my clients that a 4 second drift is average and finish with an aggressive pickup, you will hook fish you never knew existed.
DRIES: R.P. Emerger #22 | Yellow Stimulator #6-10 | Mother Shucker #24 | CDC Baetis Dun #18-24 | Para Caddis #18-22 | Extended Body Baetis #18-20
NYMPHS: T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | S&M nymph #18-20 | Little Brown Bug #16-18 | Medallion Midge #18-24 | Buckskin #16-20 | Barr's Emerger #16-22 | Deep Six Pupa #18 | RS-2 Gray #18-22 | Olive #20-22 | CDC Transition Midge #18-22
STREAMERS: BH Bopp SlumpBuster | Perfection Perch #4-8 | Punk Perch #10-16 | Hornburg #10-14 Mice