Flows on the Lower Owens are ideal for drift boat fishing and walk and wade fishing. The Wild Trout Section and Pleasant Valley Reservoir have been fun for wild brown trout and rainbows. These are great looking fish with stunning colors, and they are eager to take small nymphs and dry flies throughout the day.
The drift boat sections are all accessible now and some wild browns and a few rainbows have been showing up. Streamer patterns have been accounting for most of the fish as we float down the river from Willy drift boats. There have also been some afternoon and late morning hatches taking place. The blue wing olive hatch is pretty solid right now with fish rising in the riffle sections and slower water areas. We can expect to see these bug hatches increase as we edge closer to winter.