Upper Owens Fishing Report

Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley) - Eastern Sierra, CA (Mono County)

Bob Myers came out from CO. to see what these Crowley Steelhead pull like. He had him some fun.

by Tom Loe

Flows have increased, and the bite has decreased! Some of the access roads remain a mess due to ice, deep mud, and large puddles in the two track ruts.  It gets tricky for access after the ground thaws in some sections. The cutthroat numbers remain low.  There are a few husky spring rainbows showing up, with decent numbers of catchable bows and browns on the warmer days. Numbers should steadily increase through April-peak around the general trout opener, with migratory fish hanging around through most of May. Crystal Eggs, San Juan Worms, #16-18 Assassins (dark and light), #14-16 Crystal Leeches, and #16-20 Copper Tiger Midge, Zebra Midge, and Gillies have been good patterns fished with plenty of weight below an Under-Cator.  

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for Friday, April 6th, 2018

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