Upper Owens River Fishing Report

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

Not even guide doggie Simba will go swimming in cold like this! The LADWP will flush the Rush Creek Diversion pipeline during periods of extreme cold. Double digit air temps BELOW ZERO are possible to begin the day. The added water will cause turbidity, &
Photo Credit: Sierra Drifters

by Tom Loe

All wheel drive vehicles only for access! A layer of snow now covers the river area. Some new fish have moved into the river after the recent winter storm activity. Flows holding at 57 cfs. Look for sub-zero morning temps here this week, as a series of Arctic winter storms will be moving through. Egg patterns first thing in the morning in tandem with leeches, PT’s, and Assassins are all winning combinations. Switch to midges, emergers, and small “strymph” (streamer/nymph) patterns as the daytime temps warm. The fish will move every few days or so at this low flow rate, so covering water is still the way to go.

It is not always possible to post all of our client pictures on this fish report page. I do my best to put them in our gallery. If we have previously posted your pictures on this page; or you have had a recent guide trip with us, you can always find them by going to the photo gallery and searching for your name.

If you would like to go fly fishing with Sierra Drifters give them a call at (760) 935 4250 and for more information visit their website www.sierradriters.com.