Looks like we're skipping winter this year!

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

Photo Credit: Jim Elias

by Jim Elias

Flows at 151cfs - Water is very clear.

Rod Size:  #3-#5 Weights

Tippet Size: 5-6X 

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


Today was amazing. The fishing was great, and so was the weather. Yeah, it certainly doesn't feel like February, but I'll take what I can get after the pounding last winter gave us. Hatch was solid, but the fishing pressure has made most fish a little wary to eat up top. I downsized to 6x and got considerably more grabs after the switch. That's the only bummer about the nice weather as it brings the masses to the rivers in the off season. Nymping was very productive when I first got there this morning, but once I started to see splashes on the surface around noon, I switched over to dries. Seeing most fish feeding in the foam lines where the water is moving around a walking pace. 

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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