Fishing is really "Wide Open" on the Lower Owens

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
12-15-2011
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Water Conditions: Excellent the flows are down to 105 cfs as of 12/15.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Excellennt now that the flows are perfect the fishing has gotten pretty much wide open from 10am until 3pm and okay before and after. Big hatches starting with midges early then about 11am the BWO action takes off.

Recommended Flies:

NYMPH:
Drowned Trico Spinner #22, Gould Drowned Spinner #22, Micromayfly Brown #18, Headlight Yellow Sally #18, BH Flashback Pheasant Tail #16-20, Zebra Midge #18-22, Medallion Midge #20, Mitchel's Split Case PMD #16, Fox's Caddis Poopah Tan #18, San Juan Worm

DRIES: Brook's Sprout Trico #22-24, Upright Organza Spinner #22-24, Elk Hair Caddis Tan #14-20, Parachute Caddis Grey #18-20, Parachute Adams #18-20, Renegade #20, Brooks Sprout PMD #18-22, Brook's Sprout Baetis #18-22

STREAMERS: Pop's Bugger, Flashabou Buggers

Guides Hint: Time to book a drift trip and get to all that unaccessible water and see what big ones the Lower O has.