Fishing on the Upper Owens is good but the water is a little off color

Owens River - CA


by The Trout Fitter Staff
10-19-2012
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Water Conditions: Good as of 10/17 the flows are up at 130fs. Tons of Mud Snails so clean your gear before you wade somewhere else!

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good but water is now being diverted from Grant lake and has raised flows on the upper Ownes for the first time all summer. Water is slightly off color, so stick to brighter patterns.
Section below the bridge to the monument closed as of October 1st.
Still sticking to the usual fare. Worms, eggs and pheasant tails under the indicator in the slow deep water with plenty of weight.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES:
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, Rubber Leg Stimulator #16

NYMPHS: Black Bead Birds Nest #14-16, Nitro Caddis Tan #14-16, Zebra Midge #16-18, Copper John #14-18, Flashback Hare's Ear #16, Tungsten Zebra Midge #18-20, Copper Zebra Midge #16-18, Nori's Caddis Pupa #16, Olive Bird's Nest #16, Red/Pink San Juan Worm, Prince Nymph #14-16

STREAMERS: Doc's Twin Lake Special Black Meat Whistles, Olive Wooly Buggers, Slump Busters, Perfection Perch, Punk Perch, Stinging Sculpin


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