Upper Owens Fish Report- Update by Jon Carlton 7-9-09

Owens River - CA

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions: GOOD

As of 7/9 the flows are at 59 and clear.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

This is the time of year we see fish moving back into the O as Crowley warms. Fishing is starting to pick up below the bridge with healthy plantings of stockers and some larger lake fish moving up. Fishing above the bridge has been a little slow but should also be picking up in the next week or so. Lots of small eager fish eating dry\\\'s along the bank and in the back eddies, especially during the evening Caddis hatch. As usual, nymphing is taking larger fish. The caddis are on the water in the A.M. and P.M. and the Yellow Sallies mid day. Streamer fishing is also a good way to go.

Recommended Flies:

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, #16-18 Bird of prey, #16 micro stone, #16 micro mayfly, #18 Sparkle caddis pupa

#16-20 Elk Hair caddis #14-16 Stimi, #16 Parachute Adams, #12-16 humpy, #10-14 parachute hopper

Wooly bugger in Olive, Black or Brown, Hornbergs, Punk Perch, and Matukas in sizes # 12-8

Guide\\\'s Hint: Don\\\'t forget insect repellent - we recommend Ultrathon (time release stuff and not 100% DEET so you won\\\'t die!

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