- Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:59 am
From Mono County tourism site-
“ It is a walk and wade fishery, although wading is not recommended at Hot Creek, as it not only damages the fishery’s habitat and can spread invasive aquatic species, it also unnecessary as the creek is exceptionally easy to fish from the bank.”
Now Hot Creek Ranch, which is private & pay to play, bans wading due to the potential for destruction. Yet, I’ve fished there once and watched their staff wading to uproot a shit ton of aquatic vegetation so their guests can get a drift on their “dry fly only” property. That stirs more sediment, and warms the water due to lack of cover.
Sure, Hot Creek is an iconic spot on the Eastside. But, it’s been loved to death.
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