The tradition continues! Hot Creek Ranch, outside the town of Mammoth Lakes-California, has once again hosted my kids and myself for a wonderful three days of fishing dry flies and only dry flies! The fish were big this year and they were eating like there was no tomorrow! The kids helped and also caught a few themselves as well as a lot of hours on the big swing in front of the cabins. The hatches started with a Caddis migration from 8am – 11am with a few Baetis showing towards the 11am hour followed by a snooze and lunch and starting again around 2pm with the Caddis emergence. The Caddis hatch was amazing and actually fished better in the afternoon than the morning and ended around 6pm! The nights fished great for those that stayed out till dark with a barrage of fish eating on the surface right before dark! With the kids I chose to hang out and eat and be merry verses fish till I dropped… What a break/vacation! If you ever get the chance the fish Hot Creek and you like dry fly fishing, it does not get any better!!!
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