Hot Creek is low and slow and since it is a spring creek the water has remained cool. Weeds are up to the surface and birds are walking on them. In spite of the weeds and low water the trout still have to eat! A light nymph pattern can be thrown into some holes comfortably but can result in a lot of hang ups if not done properly. Throw a lot of Beetles #12-16, X stimis #14-16, Feth Hoppers #14-12, Fat Alberts #8-14 and other small hopper patterns will also work. For nymphs the CDC case BWO emerger #18-20, T Midge #18-20 and Hot Creek and Fertile Caddis fished wet or dry will take fish.