Mammoth Fly Fishing : Hot Creek – June 2, 2010

Wild & Healthy Rainbow Trout taken recently from Hot Creek on #18 Poly Wing

Hot Creek flows are up as Mammoth Creek rises with increased heat and snow melt. Midges continue to come off early with semi-enthusiastic responses from the trout. If you look hard enough, and walk far enough, you can find fish eating these midges on the surface in certain areas of Hot Creek. Under the water is a different story for the poor emerging midge, emerging midges are getting eaten ravenously- all day long. A small baetis hatch comes off early afternoon and once again there are certain places where an angler can find fish eating on the surface. A few small caddis can be seen over the water on certain days. This caddis hatch should continue to get stronger with most of the fish in Hot Creek responding on the surface to these caddis, especially when the hatch thickens. For flies use; #18-20 midge emergers, Tigers, Zebras and red midges are also on the menu. BWO Halfback emergers, Poxy Back Emergers and various Caddis Pupa patterns are all on the menu in #’s 18-20

Mammoth Fly Fishing : Upper Owens River – June 2, 2010

The Upper Owens lies about 35 minutes north of Bishop just short of Mammoth. As stated before a few fish seem to be arriving every day, some are very big fish! Some anglers are doing well and some come back with fishermans tales of the big one that got away. With this weather the flows have increased some 30% in the past two days possibly allowing for some numbers of trout to roll up the Upper Owens from the famous trout infested Crowley lake. For bugs try; Prince Nymphs, Robo Pheasant Tails, Pheastant Tails, and Copper Johns in #’s 16-18 Ice Cream Cone Midges and Chironocones in red, olive and black and in #’s 18-20 are also prime bug choices. Large streamers fished correctly by undercut banks can also bring out the meat! Fish your favorite streamer and get it down to them! I will be on the Upper Owens in the next couple of days and I will update here if things drastically change.

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