Lower Owens River Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 223 cfs as of 9/2

On 9/7 the flows are scheduled to go up to 350+ cfs and will probably get dirty also due the Gorge flush

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:  Fair-Good

All bets are off once  the flush begins next tuesday. The high air temperatures are cooling off so fishing has been lasting into mid afternoon but I'm still sticking to the  riffles and faster water. You may have noticed that we've reached the time of year that the timing of the hatches and the bugs has become very stable and should stay that way into September. The hatches are becoming more sporadic. The Trico and micro caddis start around 6 and the Trico spinner fall starts around 9 followed by sporadic midsized mayflies late morning . Evenings are male Trico emergence, caddis, midges and then the Aquatic Moths that are flying rapidly back and forth just above the water.

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 #16-22 | Spider Variant #20-22

NYMPH:  Pheasant Tail #12-18 | Hares Ear #14-18 | 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 | Drowned Trico Spinner #20-22

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

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, August 27th, 2021
San Joaquin River: San Joaquin River 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 Report


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