Upper Owens River Fish Report

Owens River - CA

by Tom Loe

After November 15th, you may only fish upstream from the Benton Bridge. Don't even think about keeping any fish or using bait or barbed hooks from then on people! As I said earlier this area will be great until the snow falls enough to shut down easy access.

We've got BWO's coming off daily including a strong midge hatch during the high barometer periods. Indicator, or dry/ dropper bead head nymphing is always a good choice here but those who are competent at tossing streamers will find the larger models on the prowl. Loebergs and my Punk Perch patterns in the #10-12 range work well in conjunction with a light to medium sinking tip line.

If you would like to go fly fishing with Sierra Drifters give them a call at (760) 935 4250 and for more information visit their website www.sierradriters.com.