Lower Owens River Fish Report- Update by Nathan Wray 5-21-09

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
5-21-2009
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Water Conditions:

Flows are holding steady around 185 cfs as of 5/21. It is always a good idea to check the flows before fishing the Lower 'O'.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

Fishing has remained solid with the hot weather. The Mayflies have tapered off with caddis taking over. The caddis hatch is solid mid morning. If the wind stays down there should also be a great evening migration. The best fishing has been mid morning with drowned pupa and emergers. If you fish drys you may want to trail an emerger . Streamer fishing is still good when the bugs are down.

Recommended Flies:

-NYMPHS-
#18-20 WD-40 in Black or Grey, #18-20 Zebra Midge, #18 Copper John in Green or Black, #18 Pheasant Tail, #16 Prince Nymph,#18-20 Surface Emergers, #18-#20 HBI,s,#18 Olive Bird Of Prey

-DRIES-
#18-#20 Tan Elk Hair Caddis ,#18 Paracute Caddis, #18 Parachute Adams, #20 Hot Creek Caddis

-STREAMERS-
Strip Punk Perch or Black Woolybuggers just outside the suds line if driftng

Guides Hint: Try a Crane Fly larvae imitation like a Buckskin Caddis mid morning.