Upper Owens River Fish Report 7/26/17

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

Shot of the river from the bridge!

by Tom Loe

River now at an excellent flow rate at 76 cfs. Fish are readily taking dry flies and droppers in the clear water above the bridge. Not a lot of fish here but focusing on the deeper pools and undercut banks now with hopper patterns can be a blast. 3 or 4 weight rods are a great set up for these fish. They are very aggressive when taking a dry fly presented to them properly. There are still some soft and flooded muddy areas getting to the river so take care in navigating the roads going in. Mosquitoes are still around in good numbers so juicing the skin up with bug spray wouldn’t hurt. 

The section upstream from the Benton Bridge is open year around with special regulations. Seasonal closures, and angling restrictions apply downstream from the bridge, check regulations before fishing in this section.

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