Lower Owens River Fishing Report

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


by The Trout Fitter Staff
6-17-2021
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Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 302 cfs as of  6/17

The flows have dropped 50 cfs in the last 5 days. Water is still a little off color

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:  Good-Very Good

The one change I've seen, the fish feeding on the surface are getting pickier, letting the naturals drift a lot longer for inspection. People are scared off by flows this high but if you wade carefully or stay on the bank these flows are excellent. Good hatches from 6 in the morning until dusk and no people works for me. The only real downside is the heat but perfect for early starts and late finishes.  Some Little Yellow stoneflies are coming off midday, heavier mid-afternoon. Late afternoons/evenings are picking up with mayflies #16-18 and caddis hatches bringing more fish to the surface. Midges early with Mayflies and Caddis mid-day to mid-afternoon. There is a larger PMD (#16-18) that is now coming off mid-day all the way to about 7 pm. Dry fly action has been picking up especially in the evening.  Just remember what spots the fish were in before and move to find the corresponding water now. Drop offs that were 6" deep are now 1' + and holding fish.

DRIES: Extended Body BWO #18-22 | Hi-Vis BWO #18-22 | Large dry with #22-26 midge emergers and adults | Stimulator #8-12 | Para Caddis #16-20

NYMPH:  Pheasant Tail #14-22 | Hares Ear #16-22 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Olive Hot Spot Jig #18 | B/H Prince #10-14 | Chamois Caddis #14-18 | Bottom Roller Phsyco Rhyco #10-14 | Uncased Caddis Green #14-16 | Juju Baetis #18-20 | Glass Bead Micro May Olive # 20-24 | Caddistrophic Pupa #16-18 | Gold Bead Epoxy Stone #8-10

STREAMERS: Wooly Bugger Olive & Black #10-12 | Mini Sculpin Olive & Black #10-12

 


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