Upper Owens River Sportfishing Report

Owens River - CA


by Tom Loe
7-1-2008
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Avoid the campground and monument areas on weekends and holidays for the next couple of months, it will probably be a zoo down here at these times. A good way to check out the area is to stop on the knoll just before you get to the dump turn-off and put your glasses on this area. A quick check of how many cars and where they are located will save you valuable time and get you casting sooner. The hot ticket is trucking upstream and fishing the sections above the confluence of Hot Creek towards the section of the river called Long Years. The dirt road on the north side of the river (immediate northerly turn after crossing the Benton Bridge) will give you good access to all the prime areas here. Dry dropper rigs using bead head flashback PT's, crystal zebras, San Juan worms, all in the #14-10 range will get you grabs. There are a few fatties still on the prowl and should be around most of July, but most of the fish here are the size of your fly rod handle. The hoppers are around in good numbers and a #16 yellow body Stimulator is a good cross pattern to cover both a large caddis and hopper profile, both of which are good choices in the afternoons. SKEETER ALERT!!! Great pictures posted at www.sierradrifters.com/fish.htm


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