Lower Owens River Fish Report 05-29-2008

Owens River - CA

by Tom Loe

Water Conditions:

The water starting to clear but is still running at 510 cfs.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: POOR

I would avoid the Lower O. with the extremely high water conditions right now.
There was a fire 1/2 mile below the foot bridge which is located at the top of the wild trout section that burned 1200+ acres and took 700 firemen to contain near the cement plant.
They are fencing off the "Wild Trout" section of the Lower O. Don't worry though, you will just have to walk a little bit farther to fish. Much like the Upper Owens.

Recommended Flies:

#16 Barr's PMD Emerger, #14-16 Prince Nymph, #18 Kyle's Super Flash PT, #18 Copper John in Red, #18-20 Barr's BWO Emerger, #18-22 Disco Midge in Green or Red, #12 San Juan Worm and # 16-18 CDC Caddis in Green or Tan.
#16-20 Elk hair caddis #16-20 Parachute Adams #18 Sierra bright dot #18-22 Griffith gnat #16 CDC Baetis

Guides Hint: If you cannot make it to the the mammoth region to fish try the gorge un till water flows decrease.

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