Middle Owens River Fishing Report

Owens River - Middle - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)


by Tom Loe
8-26-2016
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Much improved conditions here as the flows have come down to 250cfs. If this trend continues the “catching” will be very good after Labor Day in the wild trout section, & for drift boat trips. You can bank on low flows by October with excellent conditions. I would not hesitate to book a drift trip this fall as I believe the “catching” will be very good early on. At release rates above 250cfs. this river is tough to wade, & cross. You will see caddis, damsel, & PMD hatches through the fall here. Chub & sucker fry will be the primary target for the bigs, so have a selection of streamers like Loebergs, Spruce-A-Bu’s, and Punk Perch with a moderate sinking tip line. Good nymphs to have are Assassins, flash back pheasant tails, Drifters Crawlers, olive crystal caddis, olive dubbed caddis, and broken back tiger/zebra midges.

This fishery remains open year around. Special regs from the footbridge at Pleasant Valley campground to the fishing monument 4.7 miles downstream.

If you would like to go fly fishing with Sierra Drifters give them a call at (760) 935 4250 and for more information visit their website www.sierradriters.com.



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