Still Waiting For The Cutthroat!

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

Great friend and client Larry Souza had to go deep into his bag of trips to get some fish on the Upper Owens. Shown here tight to a nice rainbow. It’s been tough this spring on the UO with very few migratory fish moving up from Crowley.

by Tom Loe
5-15-2018
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Flows have come down slightly but may increase with this week’s thunderstorms. Far more anglers than fish present for sure. Some smaller rainbows and browns are inhabiting the sections above and below the bridge. Still waiting for the cutthroat to arrive in numbers. There are a few, & I mean a few, cutty’s below the monument; however it is skinny overall. Some catchable rainbows, and smaller browns  in the riffles, and deeper slots. No pods, or concentrations all the way to the Long Years section.  Use extra weight to get those nymphs down below your Under-Cators. 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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