The Owens River Gorge is Fishing Good Now

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
8-25-2011
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Water Conditions:
Great, flow: 45 CFS. This is a permanent flow required to be maintained by LADWP. Water is clear and warming some.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:
Excellent, getting reports of stinging nettles. Wear pants! Take water along as it is very hot these days.

Recommended Flies:
DRIES:
Rubber Leg Stimulator, Yellow Humpy 18, Kaufman Stimulator 16, Green Humpy #16

NYMPHS:
Red Copper John #18, Green Copper John #18, BH Prince Nymph #18, Western Coachman # 16, BH Lightning Bug #18.


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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