Flows and weather are perfect for wet wading on the Upper Owens, watch out for the mud snails

Owens River - CA

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions: Good as of 7/11 the flows are steady at 65cfs. Great flows, and with the temps in the 80's-90's it's perfect for wet wading!

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good the fishing has been stellar since the stocking truck delivered at Brown's campground. Stay slightly above the bridge or below it for best results.

The flows and weather are perfect for wet wading. Be advised I saw plenty of mud snails hanging on my pants the other day when I got off the water so clean your gear and help prevent the spread of this invasive species. Big Trico hatch early in the morning, with a spattering of Caddis as well throughout the day. Go deep and heavy. Concentrate on fishing the deeper bend pools with a significant amount of weight. Mainly attractor patterns like a worm or a coachmen.

Recommended Flies:

Royal Coachmen #18, Kaufman Stimulator #18, Parachute Adams #20,Elk Hair Caddis #16-18, Clown Shoe Caddis #18, Mercer's Missing Link # 16-18, Parachute Caddis #18, Griffifth's Gnat #20

NYMPHS: Western Coachmen #12-14, Red Copper John #14-18, Egg Patterns, Hare's Ear #16-18, Tungsten Zebra Midge #18-20, Copper Zebra Midge #20-22, Depth Charge Bird's Nest #16-18, Nori's Caddis Pupa #18, Olive Bird's Nest #16, Red/Pink San Juan Worm, Prince Nymph #14-18

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

Guide's Hint: Keep a good distance between your indicator and your weight and let your bugs dredge the bottom.

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