Upper Owens River Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 65 cfs as of  6/25

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good - Very Good

The big news is that the masses of Grasshopper Nymphs (the immature flightless grasshoppers) are starting to molt into adults so the Hopper action is picking up. The good news is that the dry fly action is picking up and if you just want action below the bridge is loaded with planters. The spawning Cutthroats and Rainbows are still scattered throughout the system but soon to be back in the lake. With the increase of hoppers even the big fish are starting to look up so it's not just the Hoppers but also Caddis and PMD's for dry fly action. The bigger fish and migratory planters tend to hold in the deeper holes so attractor patterns such as Prince nymphs, San Juan worms and egg patterns are working best.

WARNING! The mosquitos are already out and the dreaded early season slime weed "migration" is on so the further downstream from the Hot Creek confluences the worse it gets.

Recommended Flies

DRIES: Stimulator #12-16 | Griffiths Gnat #20-24 | EC Caddis #16-18 | Baby Boy Hopper #12-16 | Para Ant #14-16 | Hatchmatcher PMD #16-18

NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | WD-40 black #18-24 | Prince Nymph #12-16 | Copper John #14-16 | San Juan Worm #12-14 |  Egg Patterns #12-16 | Roza Pink Tag #16 Harrop's Surface Emerger #16

STREAMERS: Shock Collar Leech #10 | Woolly Bugger White, Olive & Brown #6-14

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, June 25th, 2020
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, June 19th, 2020
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
Crowley Lake: Crowley Lake Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens Fishing Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report


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