Lower Owens River Fishing Report

Owens River - Lower - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Bishop Chamber
(760) 873-8405

Water Conditions: Good
Flows are at 99cfs as of 8/27.
Water is stained green from algae.
Water temps around 62 by mid day.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

Definitely good early morning til about 8, slowing down til around noon time. From noon to one it's excellent. Mostly keyed on small mayflies still. In the evenings the Caddis get going right as the sun goes down.

Flows are perfect, (at least for fishing anyway.) You can fish pretty much the entire river at these flows. Unfortunately the weeds are starting to get pretty bad down below the wild trout section so that limits some of the places that we would normally be fishing.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: High Vis Trico #22, Bi Vis Dun #18-20 Extended Body BWO #18-22, EC Caddis #18-20, Hackle Stacker.

NYMPH: Copper Zebra Midge #18-22, Olive WD 40 #18-20, Micro May #18-20, RS2 #18-20, Copper Johns #16-18,Hares Ear #14-18, Juju Baetis,Pheasant Tail #18-20, Tungsten Psycho #20.

STREAMERS: Pretty weedy in most of the deeper water, not recommended.

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