Upper Owens River Fishing Report

Doug Rodricks

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We have still seen more than one vehicle stuck in the snow and mud here on occasion. The snow is gone here, but still a bit patchy in places. It has gotten muddy now with the melt, so take caution on where you drive. Straying off the driven paths is not recommended, and getting out of your vehicle and surveying the area may save you from getting stuck. The usual winter spots are holding some really nice rainbows right now, and the fish keep moving into the river. We have snow in the forecast again, so you can bet on some more fish moving up river and filling up some of the holes. Cover all areas of the river to get into these fish consistently and make sure your drift is perfect. Mixing it up with your fly selection can keep you on the fish. Getting the right drift in the right spot is still king, so leave no stone unturned!

Best Flies: Stimulator – 12, 14, 16; Crystal Copper Tiger Midge – 16,18; B100FB – 14, 16, 18, 20; Spruce a bu dark and light; Loeberg Mallard Silver; Loeberg Guinea Silver, Crystal Midge Pupa Black – 18; Crystal Chironomid Emerger Copper – 16, 18; Broken Back Copper Tiger Midge – 14,16,18, Kiwi Flash and Flamingo Otter Eggs.

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Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report


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