Water Conditions: Good
Flows are at 108 cfs as of 10/29
Water temperatures are dropping fast.
Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair
OKAY IT'S TIME TO CLIMB UP ON THE SOAPBOX: DFG is no longer stocking fall spawning rainbows. Every fish laid in the dead grass, carried away from the water, held with a towel or squeezed is another fish that won't be spawning.
Weather is stabilizing and warming up. Hatches are still weak, midges being the dominate bug.
DWP has been pumping water from Grant Lake into the upper Owens for a couple of weeks. The water has cleared and some of the weeds and silt have also been cleared out and hopefully attracting the fall spawners into the river.
Outside of the midges there is a scattering of small mayflies throughout the day. Remember we're getting into that time of year when more and more lake fish are moving in so don't be afraid to throw some bigger midges and perch patterns.
DRIES: Stimulator #12-16 | Griffiths Gnat #20-24 | EC Caddis #16-18 | Parachute Extended Body BWO #20-22 |Elk Hair Caddis #20
NYMPHS: Zebra Midge #16-22 | Prince Nymph #12-16 | Copper John #14-16 | San Juan Worm #12-14 | Harrop's Surface Emerger #20 | Barr's Flashback Emerger #20-22 | Juju Baetis #20-22 | S&M Nymph #20-22
STREAMERS: Shock Collar Leech #10 | Woolly Bugger White, Olive & Brown #6-14 | Punk Perch light or dark #10-16