Hot Creek is accessable by a small snowy hike of about 15-40 minutes from the entrance of Hot Creek Ranch. Once down there one can expect to find midge activity and BWO activity on warmer days. Water is low and probably as weedless as it will be this year. Small midge patterns in sizes #18-22 (tiger, zebras, poly-wing emergers) fish these in blacks- olives. Baetis (BWO) emergers (Epoxy back BWO, Split Back BWO and Half Back BWO’s are just a few of the patterns to try all in sizes #18-20. On the surface fish: Thorax BWO #20, Cut-Wing BWO patterns in #18-22, CDC Baetis and Para BWO’s in sizes 18-22 are a few suggestions that work well for this hatch.