Lower Owens River Fish Report

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
12-30-2009
(800) 637-6912
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Water Conditions:

Flows are holdng at around 110 cfs, which is excellent.

Water temps are in the high 40's to with a little warming by afternoon.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

The guides and customers who are on the lower O report great fishing from mid morning until about 3 daily, maybe 3:30 on warmer days.

Nymphing is the most reliable for body count but some dry fly action comes midday.

Midges early and baetis start about noon.

Recommended Flies:

Nymphs: #22 Barr's female trico emerger, #20-22 trico spinnerfall patterns (nymphed or fished dry fly), Zebra/Tiger midges and WD40's in # 20 - 22, both bead and non bead. Baetis nymphs such as Harrop's Surface emerger, poxyback baetis etc. # 20-22.sz Wet Emergers, #22 Surface Emergers, #22 Hares Ears or Tan Bird's Nest.

Dries: Small Para-Adams and Baetis Dry's.