The Rainbows Are Coming into the Upper Owens from Crowley making Fly Fishermen Happy

Owens River - CA

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions:
Good as of 10/6 flows are at 78cfs above the Hot Creek confluence.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:
Good the flows are down as they are no longer diverting water south from the Mono basin. Midges Early and Late, Baetis hatch around mid-day but small bugs 22-24. Caddis hatches at random times in the day. Some Callibaetis down towards the lake. With some bigger rainbows moving up from Crowley.
Recommended Flies: DRIES: Parachute Adams #20, Sloan Outrigger Caddis #16, Goddard Caddis #16, Elk Hair Caddis Tan & Olive #18, Brook's CDC Baetis #22-24 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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