Hat Creek is still doing pretty good despite the heat. It seems the best time to fish it is early morning until about 11am.
Look up if you are seeing tricos still flying around above your head the best part is yet to come. Once the spinner trico spinner fall starts it can lead to some good dry fly fishing. After that the ambient temperature is usually getting to hot for any dry fly fishing.
What to do?
So, a change in technique will be needed. After it has been getting hot and conditions start to deteriorate. Fishing below 299 bridge has been good this year. So, if you are fishing the meadow water or Carbon bridge area. You may want to give the lower section a try or head up to the powerhouse riffle. These areas offer more sun relief and shade when the heat picks up. Also check out the blog for some possible tricks on How “How To Trick Summertime trout “