Flows on the middle Owens are back up to 300cfs.

Owens River - CA

by Tom Loe

Still not a blow out for August and I have been told this may well be the peak this year. There are minimal places to wade and cross in the wild trout section at this release. However it is still very fishable especially for dry fly enthusiasts who enjoy a gulpy take on a hopper or caddis in the afternoon. We will give it another week before we begin drifting again due to the amount of debris coming down as the water levels stabilize.

Been a fun summer and fly fishing with streamers has been good during the extended period of lower flows. Do not hesitate to book a trip in September or October for drifting, it will be very good with darn near perfect weather. Loebergs, punk perch, & spruce-a-bu's are good choices for streamers currently.

Pictured Above:
Big Matt earned the name "Rhode Island slasher" and makes the website with this nice rainbow he got using the "dip & strip" on a recent drift
Photo #1: T.C. sliding one into the net as Wooley performs the "dip & strip" Hey Menius buddy-you were with us big guy!
Photo #2: The Rhode Island Slasher Matt & brother Jason with a dancing double on a recent drift.
Photo #3: Jason showing some fine rodsmanship.
Photo #4: Twin fly fishers Andrew and Jonah all smiles with this nice rainbow they caught.
Photo #5: Another one of Jonah and Andrew. Father Mike did pretty well also. Trout, bass & the highlight of the day-a crawdad! all came to the net for this special group.

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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