Lower Owens River Fishing Report

Owens River - CA


by Tom Loe
10-22-2010
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Despite higher than normal flows for October the LO is fishing very well from the drift boats. The fall & winter months are prime time for drifting the Lower Owens for trophy trout. The Lower Owens is open year round. Check out the beast pictured on the SD website fishing conditions page. This is what you can hope to get on this spectacular fishery from a guided drift boat. We have been having some 40-50 fish days primarily using streamers with our patented dip and strip technique. The weather has been fantastic in the Owens Valley and I must say November is perhaps my favorite time of year to drift the LO. Besides the fantastic fishing a float down the Owens with the willows glowing and the cottonwoods in full color is awesome. Loebergs, Spruce-A- Bu's, and Punk Perch patterns all will get you grabs. Keep them in the #8-12 range. The wild trout section is also fishing well and as the flows continue to decrease you are gonna see some mighty fine catching going on here. Stick to the basics as there is no need to get fancy under the current conditions. There are some good opportunities to fish dries for sure. Caddis adults and tiny Trico mayfly's will be on the dinner table at times. Use ample weight to get those nymphs close to the bottom. If the flows remain above 200cfs fish your nymph rigs below an Under-Cator. Midge, caddis, & mayfly imitations in the #16-20 range. Pull those streamers in the larger pools and runs for a change up especially in the late afternoons and mornings.

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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