Lower Owens Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 360 cfs as of 7/2

water temperature low 60s midday

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

Went out Sunday morning for a couple of hours and the nymphing was very good but still not much surface activity. When I left, I drove from the campground down to 5 Bridges and counting myself there were 3 cars, that makes about 2 miles/car! Not a lot of reports but what we've gotten are still consistently good. Still fishing well and still no crowds. If you want to escape the crowds head down to the Lower Owens. It's been getting hot down there but luckily the best fishing is early morning until midday. No real strong hatches but midges all morning with Sallies and PMDs showing up late morning and now lots of caddis early and late. We're also starting to see Tricos, female emergence and spinner fall in the early morning and male emergence in the evening. The best dry fly action is in the evening.

There have been a few Rattlesnake sightings along the river recently, keep your eyes and ears open. This is between PVR campground and the dam.

Recommended Flies

DRIES: Large dry with #22-26 midge emergers and adults | Hi Vis PMD #16-18 | Stimulator #12-16

NYMPH:  Pheasant Tail #14-22 | Hares Ear #16-22 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Olive Hot Spot Jig #18 |Micro Stone #14-16 | Jigged hares ear #12 | B/H Prince #10-14 |

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

More Reports


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