Fishing is good on the Upper Owens

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
9-1-2011
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Water Conditions:
Fair as of 9/1 flows are at 205cfs 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. Water is dirty, but it gets clearer the further you go up.

BWO Caddis, and Tricos early, followed by Midges and Hoppers in the afternoon. Good bite on streamers too.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES:
Parachute Adams #20, Harrup's PMD Hairwing DUN #20, Sloan Outrigger Caddis #16, Goddard Caddis #16, Elk Hair Caddis Tan & Olive #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, Green Copper John #16, Pheasant Tail #16, San Juan Worm Red, Zebra Midge #16-18 , Olive Scuds, Western Coachman #16

STREAMERS:
Meat Whistles, Olive Black and Brown Wooly Buggers, Slump Busters


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