Upper Owens Fish Report- Update by Gary Hooper 6-6-09

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
6-12-2009
(800) 637-6912
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Water Conditions: GOOD

As of 6/6 the flows are up and down daily with the afternoon thunder storms. The water is on the cold side and the fish are a bit sluggish.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: GOOD

Many fish have been caught recently in the section below the Monument and the inlet of Crowley Lake. As of last week the section above the monument is fishing good for smaller planted fish.

BWO hatches are consistent midday as are the Midge hatches early.The caddis are on the water in the A.M. and P.M. and if we get warmer weather the fish will start to key in on them. Sallies are also starting to show up !

Recommended Flies:

-NYMPHS-
Optimidge ALL COLORS #16-#18 #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. As water color gets darker try Glo-bugs and San Juan worms.

-DRIES-
#16-20 Elk Hair caddis #14-16 Stimi, #16-24 Parachute Adams, #16 -#18 Hi Viz BWO

-STREAMERS-
Docs Twin lake Special in Olive,Black or Brown, Hornbergs, Matukas and Wooly Bugger