Fishing on the Upper Owens Is Fair to Good

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
8-25-2011
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Water Conditions:
Fair as of 8/25 flows are at 190cfs above the Hot Creek confluence.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:
Fair, flows are up as they are diverting water from the mono basin south to Crowley. Fish BWO and Tricos early, followed by Caddis and Baetis later.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES:
Parachute Adams #20, Harrup''s PMD Hairwing DUN #20, Sloan Outrigger Caddis #16, Goddard Caddis #16, Elk Hair Caddis Tan #18, Extended Body BWO #18, Rycophilla #14, Parachute Kicking Hopper #14, Chernobyl Ants

NYMPHS:
Copper Tiger Midge #18-20, BH Prince Nymph #16, Depth Charge Bird's Nest #14 Black, Copper Johns #16, Pheasant Tail #16, San Juan Worm Red, Tungsten Zebra Midge #16, Olive Scuds, Western Coachman #16

STREAMERS:
Black Wooly Bugger #10, Hornberg #12, Punk Perch #10, BH Leach Black/Brown


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8-23-2011
Water Conditions: Flows are down to reasonable levels, and the waters starting to warm. Be careful, there are still a lot of places that aren't wadable. Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Excellent! Fishing is great in the morning, til about noon. Things pick back up in the evening til dark. Serious dry action at dusk. Mostly mayflies. Bigger is better later in the day. Stick with small caddis earlier, then switch to larger sizes later. Recommended Flies: Dries: Kaufman Stimulator #16, Parachute Adams #18, Yellow Humpy...... Read More