Lower Owens River Fishing Report : Bishop CA – 11.20.16

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

Photo Credit: Sierra Trout Magnet

by Sierra Trout Magnet

The Lower Owens River Fly Fishing continues to make us local Fly anglers very happy. We are seeing a definite larger average size of fish over the last few months. It appears the lower and somewhat harsher water conditions of the last few years possibly weeded out some of the weaker & smaller fish. Then this summer we saw actual runoff, the flows pumped to 500cfs, this sheer volume of water provided more protein in the form of insects and bait fish passing by for the carnivorous trout to consume. We are starting to see dry Fly action more regularly from around 10:30-1:00pm in popular fish holes throughout the river. Fish the appropriate patterns mentioned in my last reports. Lots of Midge and Baetis Emergers…

Georgous Lower Owens River Brown Trout