The Lower Owens is now wadable & there is a good Trico hatch followed by a baetis

Owens River - CA

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions: Fair the flows are down to 199 cfs as of 10/31.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Well, the moment we've all been waiting for has arrived. Flows are now below 200 cfs and are prime for wading. Hearing there is a good Trico hatch early, followed by a sizable spinner fall. Fish downed Tricos and then switch to baetis around 11. After that, hearing there are some sporadic fall caddis going off as well.

Recommended Flies:

Copper John #18-20, BH Flashback Pheasant Tail #20, Zebra Midge #18-22, Medallion Midge #20, Tungsten Psycho #16-20, Barr's Emerger #18-22, Gould's Drowned Trico #20, Drowned Trico Spinner #20

DRIES: Organza Spinner Trico #20, Stimulator #16-20, Hot Creek Caddis #18-22, CDC Baetis DUN #20, Elk Hair Caddis Tan #18-20, Parachute Caddis Grey #18-20, Parachute Adams #18-20

STREAMERS: Pop's Bugger, Olive Doc's Twin Lake Special, Flashabou Buggers

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