Upper Owens River Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 63 cfs as of  7/30

Click "Flows" above for up to the minute info

HEADS UP: The water temeratures below Hot Creek are getting into the low 70's in the afternoon

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

Crowded! Don't go out there and drive straight to your favorite "honey hole". Look for the open gates and talk to the people that are already out there. The Trico emergence is getting heavy, if you get out there early the female Tricos start emerging around 7 with the spinner fall 9-10. It's already happening, the fish are getting wise to hopper patterns so presentation and timing can be critical, don't be afraid to throw double hoppers and try drowning the bottom one. 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 and nymphing action. The bigger fish and migratory planters are scattering so don't just sit on the deeper holes.

Recommended Flies

DRIES: Stimulator #12-16 | Griffiths Gnat #20-24 | EC Caddis #16-18 | Spider Variant #18-22 | Para Ant #14-16 | Hatchmatcher PMD #16-18 | Thunder Thighs Hopper #10-14

NYMPHS:  Zebra Midge #18-22 | Tung Stud Black #18-20 | 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 | Barr's Tric Emerger #20-22

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

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, July 30th
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
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report


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