Upper Owens Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

Report Date:


Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 112 cfs as of 10/24

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:  Good

We now are into the fall pattern with tails of storms passing through every couple of days. With nighttime hard freeze over the last week the hoppers are gone and  we're seeing the start of the fall BWO emergence. Those darn Tricos are still hanging in there but the fish don't seem to be all that interested. PMD mayflies have disappeared being replaced by the Tiny BWO that are hatching and egg laying midday. If you see fish sipping invisible food off the surface midday it's probably the tiny mayflies. Caddis are hatching early and late but we'll see how long that lasts. With the sporadic hatches and both planters and lake fish moving upstream try attractor patterns such as San Juan Worms, Prince Nymphs, Copper Johns and streamers.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: Stimulator #16-18 | Elk Hair Caddis #14-18 | Extended Body BWO #16-18 | Parachute Adams #22-26 | Hi-Vis Parachute # 24 Rusty Spinner #22-24

NYMPHS: Hares Ear #14-18 | Radiation Baetis #18-20 | Barr's Uncased Caddis #14-16 | Zebra Midge #16-18 | WD-40 black #18-20 | Prince Nymph #12-16 | Red Copper John #14-16

STREAMERS: Shock Collar Leech #10 | Woolly Bugger White, Olive & Brown #10-14

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, October 24th, 2019
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, December 29th, 2016
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
Owens River - Gorge: Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Fishing Report
Walker River - East Fork (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report
Walker River - East Fork (NV): East Walker River Fishing Report


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