Lower Owens River Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 332 cfs as of 7/25

Water temperature low 60s midday

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

Speaking of broken records, NO people and great fishing. Well we got the thunderstorms without the rain but it was nice to get the overcast,we'll see how long this lasts. Evenings, the evening dry fly action is excellent, the hard part is figuring out what they're eating out of the 4 or 5 insects available. 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 mid morning.. if your wading you might stick around longer for the midday Mayflies and Little Yellow Sallies.The Tricos are in full swing, female emergence starts about 7 and spinner fall around 9 with the male emergence in the evening. At first light the micro Caddis are coming off so you can start your day early. 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 | Spider Variant #18-20 | Elk Hair Caddis #14-20 behind the Stimulator, lots of skating

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 | Drowned Trico #18-22

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

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Saturday, July 25th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
San Joaquin River: Road is Open and The Crowds Are Horrendous
Crowley Lake: Perch Fry are Starting to Show!!!
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, July 17th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
San Joaquin River: San Joaquin River 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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