Junuary or January???

Owens River - Lower - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

Brown Trout
Photo Credit: Jim Elias

by Jim Elias

Flows at 149cfs - Water is very clear.

Rod Size:  #3-#5 Weights

Tippet Size: 4-5X 

Dry Flies: CDC Baetis DUN #16, Extended Body BWO #16, Griffiths Gnat #18, Parachute Adams #16, Hatchmatcher BWO #16

Nymphs:  Copper John #16, Tungsten Psycho #18, Bird's Nest Olive #16-18, Micromayfly Olive #18, Copper Zebra Midge #18, T-Midge Black #18, Tiny Tailwater Baetis #18, Pocket Water Baetis #18, Hogan's S&M Nymph #16

The good times continue on the lower. Was out there yesterday with a friend and did pretty well. The BWO hatch is stronger on the overcast days. Yesterday it took a while to get going (around 1pm), but didn't last long after the wind picked up. Still managed to hook a few on the surface and under the indicator. My buddy was using his czech setup, and stuck a few fish that way as well on what I'd consider large euro nymphs. Bottom line is it's not very crowded down here, and a huge portion of the river can be fished without the need for a drift boat. Walking and wading this river is easy at these flows!

Fish Mammoth Guides Services is located in Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County). Fishing Guide, Jim Elias, can take you fishing on Crowley Lake, Upper Owens, Lower Owens and East Walker River. To book your guided fishing trip with Jim Elias please all him at (760) 582-2195 and for more information please visit his WEBSITE..

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