Upper Owens Sportfishing Reports

Owens River - CA


by Tawni Thomson
6-20-2008
760-873-8405
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Water Conditions:GOOD
The flow here on the upper owens is great right now. Flowing at a lovely 77cfs, with a slight tinge to the water,these characteristics make this a great time to try your hand on The "O".

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:GOOD
The fishing on the upper has been decent. I have had my best luck fishing toward the lake with sink tips and a black wooly bugger on the deep bends. Don't forget to stay for the evening caddis hatch as the dry dropper action has treated me well from 6pm till dark. Try a #16 tan elk hair with a sparkle pupa, or size 20 black copper john.

Recommended Flies:
NYMPHS-
#16 Micro Stone, #16 Copper John in black or Copper, #12-14 Red San Juan Worm, #12-18 Zug Bug, #14-18 Hares Ear, #18-20 Olive WD40's, #16 Sparkle Pupa, #16-20 Soft Hackles, #12-16 Blood Midges.
DRY FLIES-
#10-18 Stimi's, #14-16 Tan Elk Hair Caddis , #16-20 Adams Parachutes , #14-20 Hemingway Caddis
STREAMERS-
#6-10 Woolly Buggers Brown and Black, #8-12 Zonkers

Guide's Hint:If your drift isn't dragging and your not getting bit, try using some lighter tippet, like 6x.


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