Upper Owens Fishing Report

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

by Tom Loe

What can I say here except that some big rainbows have taken residence in the usual spots.  The fish are more spread out throughout the river now which is giving most anglers the impression that many fish have returned to the lake.  It is quite the opposite here.  The fish of December that entered the river are now higher upstream, but there is no concentration of fish yet in the pools and runs. The second batch of fish that made their way up prior to the Christmas holiday are now pushing through mid-river.  This next series of storms will definitely bring in a fresh shot of fish and this should start to load up the pools with more mass.  Most of the snow has dissipated from the roads and care must be taken while driving in and out as the possibility still exists to get a vehicle stuck. The section from the Benton Crossing Bridge down to the fishing monument is now closed.  Flows are now at 87 cfs. Crystal eggs, #14-16 San Juan worm red, #14-16 Level Crystal Leeches, #14-16 Parallel Assassin Dark and Light, and #16 Broken Back Copper Tiger Midge getting the most bites!

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