Upper Owens Fish Report

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
4-29-2009
(800) 637-6912
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Water Conditions: GOOD

As of 4/28 the flow above Hot Creek confluence is 80 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 consistant 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. Some Caddis have been seen but no full blown hatch yet.

Recommended Flies:

-NYMPHS-
#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

-DRIES-
#16-20 Elk Hair caddis #14-16 Stimi, #16-24 Parachute Adams, #14, CDC BWO #20 -STREAMERS-
Docs Twin lake Special in Olive,Black or Brown, Hornbergs, Matukas and Wooly Buggers.