Spring/Summer

dunz11[1]Hot Creek is the greater Mammoth Lakes area of the Eastern Sierra. This trout-dense, well known Brown and Rainbow trout water is a classic spring creek formed by the joining of various hot and cold springs that run together to form the perfect trout rich environment. With DFG estimates of 11,000-12,000 trout per mile it is one of the most highly populated streams in North America. The nutrient rich water hosts an unbelievable insect population that produces some type of insect hatch nearly everyday, including Caddis, and many different types of Mayflies which makes for some incredible fly fishing.

Hot Creek contains nearly every type of fly fishing water, including traditional riffles, runs, pools, and various seams where the trout stack up side by side and head to tail. Fish here range in size from 10″ all the way up to 25″+ making each cast intense with anticipation of what will bite next. A true treasure of the eastern sierra this stream has something to challenge even the most experience angler. Hot Creek is tightly managed by the Mono county forest service requiring a special use permit and I run the guide trip through a local shop with a special use permit.

Fall/Winter

Traditionally not a winter fishery, Hot Creek is now open all year around. This trout-dense Brown and Rainbow trout water is a classic spring creek formed by the joining of various hot and cold springs that run together to form the perfect trout growing environment. The nutrient rich water hosts an unbelievable insect population that produces some type of insect hatch nearly everyday. Hot Creek contains nearly every type of fishing water, including traditional riffles, runs, pools, and various seams where the trout stack up side by side and head to tail.

Hot Creek rests above 7000′ in elevation making it a snowy desination in the winter. The creek however never freezes due to the warmer springs providing tempid water. We provide snowshoes and promise this is a trip you will not forget. Hot Creek is tightly managed and I run the trip through a local permitted shop.