It Is Still a Little Dirty Starting About 9 Gates Down But Getting Better

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 274 cfs as of  5/20

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.  The one change, late afternoons are picking up with mayflies #16-18 and caddis hatches bringing more fish to the surface. Midges early with Mayflies and Caddis mid-day to mid-afternoon. There is a larger mayfly (#16-18) that is now coming off mid-day. Not great dry fly action but the nymphing is so good it's hard to complain. The flows have been up for over a week now, so the fish have settled down. Just remember what spots the fish were in before and move to find the corresponding water now. Drop offs that were 6" deep are now 1' + and holding fish.

As I said earlier, later in the day is improving and should continue as it warms up.  On a 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.

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 Friday, May 21st
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, May 14th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
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 Report


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