Hot Creek continues to flow at a low winter rate.  The recent warmer winter weather seemed to spur the fish on to be less selective about patterns thrown once the bite is on. The half alive weeds have remained and there seem to be a few more than last year. That being said, there is still way less foliage then one would see in the summer months. A baetis hatch can come off Strong on some days anywhere from late morning to late afternoon. This hatch usually lasts 45 minutes to one hour.  Midges will be present most of the day with varied responses from the trout.  Many things can be fished here at this time.  For suggestiong on the surface try: Thorax BWO #18-22, Etha Wing BWO #18-22, Classic BWO #18-20, and CDC BWO #20. Under the water go to: WD-40’s #18-22, Tiger and Zebra Midges #18-22, Red Disco Midges #20-22, Half Back Baetis emergers #18-20, Epoxy Back Baetis #18-22, Loop wing Emergers #18-20, T-midge Emergers #18-22, Pheasant Tails #16-20 and even some small green caddis worm imitations will do here.