Midges seem to be doing the trick on the Upper Owens

Owens River - CA

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions: Good as of 12/15 flows are stable at 76 cfs above the Hot Creek confluence. You can still drive all the way up to Long Ears as no snow in the valley.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good to Excellent try small midge dries around mid day, with bigger midges subsurface. Some bigger fish are still in the system. They'll go for a streamer midday.

Recommended Flies:

Parachute Adams #20, Brook's CDC Baetis #22-24, , Extended Body BWO #18-22, Brook's Sprout Baetis #22

NYMPHS: Western Coachmen #16-18, Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-18, Tungsten Psycho #20, Copper Zebra Midge #18-20, , BH Flashback Pheasant Tail #16, Olive WD-40 #18, San Juan Worms, Egg Patterns, Red Copper John #18,

STREAMERS: Meat Whistles, Olive Black and Brown Wooly Buggers, Slump Busters, Perfection Perch, Punk Perch, Stinging Sculpin

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