The Lower Owens is fishing so well right now you can even wade it

Owens River - CA

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions: Excellent the flows are staying down around 126 cfs for last 10 days as of 12/29. Wading is excellent.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good the hatches have slowed some with the warmer weather, go figure. Fish are feeding earlier and later but not all at once during 3 hours midday.

Recommended Flies:

Drowned Trico Spinner #22, Gould Drowned Spinner #22, Micromayfly Brown #18, Headlight Yellow Sally #18, BH Flashback Pheasant Tail #16-20, Zebra Midge #18-22, Medallion Midge #20, Mitchel's Split Case PMD #16, Fox's Caddis Poopah Tan #18, San Juan Worm

DRIES: Brook's Sprout Trico #22-24, Upright Organza Spinner #22-24, Elk Hair Caddis Tan #14-20, Parachute Caddis Grey #18-20, Parachute Adams #18-20, Renegade #20, Brooks Sprout PMD #18-22, Brook's Sprout Baetis #18-22

STREAMERS: Pop's Bugger, Flashabou Buggers

Guides Hint: Time to book a drift trip and get to all that inaccessible water and see what big ones the Lower O has.

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The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, December 29th, 2011
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