The water is low & clear so its important to be stealthy when fishing the Upper Owens

Owens River - CA

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions: Good as of 7/19 the flows are steady at 64cfs. Great flows, and with the temps in the 80's-90's it's perfect for wet wading!

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good the water is low and clear above the Hot Creek confluence, and the fish can be spooky. Trico Hatch early, with some Caddis mixed in. Some PMD's and midges as well.
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 spead of this invasive species.

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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