Lower Owens Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 149 cfs as of  1/24

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

 The fishing has been good on the Lower Owens now that the flows have dropped. Like everywhere else, this time of year midges are the primary hatch going but the mayflies are coming off, not heavy but the fish are definitely paying attention. The best fishing still seems to be the slower deeper holes and they seem to be concentrated so keep moving until you find the concentrations. Mornings have been more productive but the afternoons are getting better with the mayflies coming off mid afternoon. The mayfly hatches are not consistent so don't just hammer one spot, keep moving until you find where they're at. As far as where to fish the rule of thumb is, the colder the night before the further upstream you start fishing.

Recommended Flies

DRIES: Large dry with #22-26 midge emergers and adults

NYMPH:  Pheasant Tail #14-22 | Hares Ear #16-22 | Zebra Midge #18-22

STREAMERS: Wooly Bugger Olive & Black #10-12 | Mini Sculpin Olive & Black #10-12

More Reports


The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, January 31st
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens Report
Pyramid Lake: Pyramid is in Great Shape
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, January 24th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens Report
Pyramid Lake: Pyramid Lake Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Report


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