Hat Creek

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FISHING REPORT
Updated - 9/19/22
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Current River Conditions: normal.  

 

Fishing Report-Very Good: The rainy weather really got the hatches going.  If you've never fished Hat during a rain storm, you don't know what y our are missing.  Fishing will only get better now that we are into Fall mode. Other than that it's still all about Trico's right now.  In the early morning the flats are where you want to be, looking for noses poking along seams and at the edges of weed beds.  Later in the day there are a few PMDs still around.  Caddis are pretty heavy in the evenings.  Have some Hopper patterns in your box in case it gets windy.  Swing a soft hackle during the evening Caddis hatch.  

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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