Streamer patterns are working early on the Upper Owens, terrestrials should be used later in the day

Owens River - CA

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions:
Fair as of 9/15 flows are at 191cfs above the Hot Creek confluence.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:
Fair the flows are still up as they are diverting water from the mono basin south to Crowley. Water is dirty, but it gets clearer the further up you go.

Fishing is best right now with streamer patterns. Hoppers in the afternoon and early evening. Along with mouse patterns at dusk.

Recommended Flies:

Parachute Adams #20
Sloan Outrigger Caddis #16
Goddard Caddis #16
Elk Hair Caddis Tan & Olive #18
Parachute Kicking Hopper #14
Chernobyl Ants

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

Meat Whistles
Olive Black and Brown Wooly Buggers
Slump Busters

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