Upper Owens Fish Report- Open year round for catch and release fishing only.

Owens River - CA

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions: GOOD

As of 4/23 the flow above Hot Creek confluence has dropped to 59 CFS. The water is clear and cold.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: GOOD

Look for the fish to be sluggish with the cold water until about 10 am. then the bite is good for about 3-4 hours. The BWO hatches are consistent midday as are the Midge hatches early.
The fish are feeding voraciously subsurface and on top from like noon to 3 pm, then it is over.

Recommended Flies:

#18-20 WD-40 in Grey or Black, #16-18 Pheasant Tail, #16-18 Copper John, #14-18 Hare??s Ear, #14-18 Zug Bug and #16-18 RS2 Emerger

#14-16 Stimi, #16-24 Parachute Adams, #14, CDC BWO #20

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