Upper Owens Fish Report- Update by Jon Carlton 7-19-09

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
7-23-2009
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Water Conditions: GOOD

As of 7/19 the flows are at 57 above the Hot Creek confluence 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 good below the bridge with healthy plantings of stockers and some larger lake fish moving up. Fishing above the bridge has also been picking up. Lots of small eager fish eating dry\\\'s along the bank and in the back eddies, especially during the evening Caddis hatch. . 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. Also hoppers are around and are always a good choice especially when the wind is up in the afternoons.

Recommended Flies:

-NYMPHS-
#16-18 Optimidge olive and grey #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, #14-18 Prince nymph

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

-STREAMERS-
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!