Mammoth Lakes Fly Fishing

Pointy Tailed Rainbow taken from a Creek near 7000ft

The Small Creeks around Mammoth Lakes are doing OK with very little runoff…Yet flows are good and water is cool and clear. Fish are around in all parts of the creeks with some big guys showing themselves here and there. It is always amazing how many fish pack themselves under the banks to let you walk by thinking there is nothing there.  Stoneflies and Caddis are the main treats the trout of these streams have been feeding on. An afternoon caddis hatch comes off letting the angler enjoy some dry fly action throughout the system. Streamers do get attention when fished correctly and deep. Pull them by the dark areas of the undercut banks to have success. Look for flows to remain reasonably constant from the snow we still have up high from this year and left over from last year.