Lower Owens Fish Report

Owens River - CA

by Tom Loe

Must do if you are in the region. Flows are down to 150cfs. Light to moderate sinking tips will suffice now for streamer fishing. Great flow releases for wading in the wild trout section. Caddis, small mayflies (tricos) and large first generation BWO's are coming off daily. Crystal olive zebras, PT's, and tiger midges are best while nymphing. The browns are also getting spawny and are spanking streamer patterns like Loebergs and Spruce-a-Bu's exuberantly. Drift boat trips are seeing big numbers on a regular basis. The brush is super thick this year and access by bank or wading is impossible. We can comfortably get you into these hard to reach areas in professionally guided, state of the art custom drift boats. It will only get better as the air temps cool. The weather has been excellent in the Owens Valley and stays warmer than in the upper valleys well into December most years. The LO is open year around and fishes best in the fall, winter and early spring. Click this link to view our latest drift boat video clips. http://www.sierradrifters.com/video/video1.htm. We provide a link to the LADWP real time website at the www.sierradrifters.com/fish.htm.

If you would like to go fly fishing with Sierra Drifters give them a call at (760) 935 4250 and for more information visit their website www.sierradriters.com.