Upper Owens Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 62 cfs as of 8/6

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. Caddis are scattered throughout the day with the PMDs and Hoppers starting around 10:30, PMDs are through around noon with the Hopper action running until mid to late afternoon.

Recommended Flies

DRIES: Stimulator #12-16 | Griffiths Gnat #20-24 | EC Caddis #16-18 | Spider Variant #18-22 | 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 Friday, August 7th
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, July 30th
Mammoth Lakes Basin: Mammoth Lakes Basin Fishing Report
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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