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FISHING REPORT
Updated - 1/13/23
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Current River Conditions: normal and clear  -  More snow expected this week

 

Fishing Report-Poor:  The Fly Shop in Redding CA says that fishing has slowed down as creek is in winter mode and the fish are sluggish. If you do go the main bug will be midges though a few BWOs can occasionally come off in the afternoons. 

There is more to Hat Creek than the popular section between Powerhouse #2 and the Lake Britton inlet barrier. Note that there are miles and miles of creek upstream that get regular fish plants.  The Cassel area and Baum Lake which are both quite close to Powerhouse #2 have some excellent fishing and many of the same bugs as the special regs section below PH #2. 

 

Great patterns for fishing down deep are #18 Red Copper Johns, #18 bead head flashback Pheasant Tails, #18 Micro Mayflies, #4 Black Rubber Legs, #14 Olive Birdsnests, #12 Poxy Stones.  For dries: #20 Trico Spinners, #16 Rusty Spinners, Quigly Hackle Stacker (or similar), Tent Wing Caddis, Little Yellow Sally (EH Caddis style). Click here if you need some:   https://bit.ly/2VjDpT3

Recommended General All Around Patterns
See hatch chart at bottom of the page

Nymphs Click Here to Go To Our Fly Catalog

Bead Head Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16 & #18, Hot Bead San Juan Worm, #8, #10 & #12 Kiene's Golden Brown Stone Nymph , Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, #18, Bead Head

Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Black Rubber Legs #2, tungsten bead Zebra Midge/black, brown, red, Fox's Poopah #14 & #16. Scud/pink #14, Bird's Nest #14 & #16, Micro Mayfly, Little Sloan Stone #14, #16, Vinci's "Depth Charge Bird's Nest"/olive, black, or natural

Dries Click Here to Go To Our Fly Catalog

Stimulator #2-#12, Adams Parachute #14 & #16 & #18, Elk Hair Caddis #14 & #16, .Trico Parachute #20, Parachute PMD #16, Quigley Cripple/gray #14 & #16, and #18, Elk Hair Caddis #14 & #16, Cutter's EC Caddis #16, Rusty Spinner #16 & #18, Fat Albert #10


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HATCH CHART - HAT CREEK

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