Upper Owens River Fishing Report

Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley) - Eastern Sierra, CA (Mono County)


by The Trout Fitter Staff
8-29-2015
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Water Conditions: Poor
Flows are at 40cfs as of 8/27
Water running clear above and below the confluence.
Temps in the low 60's at the confluence.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

There are a few fish in just about every bend above the bridge. Nothing big, mostly recent plants that moved up from the bait section. The water has cooled some and is fairly clear. Seeing plenty of big caddis on the water early before the winds come up. The further up you go the better right now.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: EC Caddis #16-20, Stimulator #16-18, Hackle Stacker #18-20, Bi Visible Dun #18-20, Grasshoppers, Chernobyl Ant, Fat Albert.

NYMPHS: Flashback Hares Ear #14-16, #16 Prince Nymph, Western Coachmen, Flashy Midges #14-16, RS2 #18 -20, Bird of Prey #16-18, Pheasant Tail #18-20 Sparkle Caddis Pupa Tan #16-18.

STREAMERS: Wolly Buggers Olive #8-12, Meat Whistle #6-8, Slump Buster #8-10, Muddler Minnow #8-12.



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