Lower Owens River Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 198 cfs as of  4/22

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:  Good-Very Good

It is still a little dirty starting about 9 gates down but getting better.  Hatches have been a lot shorter in duration, but the trout don't seem to care.  Nothing new overall, Midges early with Mayflies and Caddis midday - midafternoon.  Not great dry fly action but the nymphing is so good it's hard to complain.  I haven't heard anything about evenings but once we get through this unsettled weather it should be worth a shot.  Ona side note, guides have been reporting Tricos on Hot Creek (only 3 months early).  If they're hatching up there maybe... I'll see if I can find any news in the next couple of days.

Recommended Flies

DRIES: Extended Body BWO #18-22 | Hi-Vis BWO #18-22 | Large dry with #22-26 midge emergers and adults | Stimulator #8-12 | Para Caddis #16-20

NYMPH:  Pheasant Tail #14-22 | Hares Ear #16-22 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Olive Hot Spot Jig #18 | B/H Prince #10-14 | Chamois Caddis #14-18 | Bottom Roller Phsyco Rhyco #10-14 | Uncased Caddis Green #14-16 | Juju Baetis #18-20 | Glass Bead Micro May Olive # 20-24 | Caddistrophic Pupa #16-18 | Gold Bead Epoxy Stone #8-10

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

More Reports


The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, April 22nd
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, April 2nd
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Report


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