Lower Owens River Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: ???

Flows are at 380 cfs as of 9/9

From September 7-13th LADWP will be flushing the Owens River Gorge, the flows are scheduled to go up to 350+ cfs.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:  Fair-Good

UPDATE IN THE NEXT 2 DAYS, PARTLY OUT OF CURIOSITY. IN THE LAST 3 DAYS  PLEASANT VALLEY RESERVOIR CAME UP 12 FEET, THAT HAS TO HAVE DUG UP A LOT OF SILT  TO SEND DOWN THE LOWER OWENS. MORE TO COME.

All bets are off once the flush begins. 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 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.

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 #16-22 | 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 Wednesday, September 15th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, September 9th
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): Temps Are Still Getting to 70 By Noon


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