Water Conditions: Fair, showing 2 cfs as of 10/2
Remember these are the flows just below 395 on Mammoth Creek
Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair to Good
Seriously, please show respect to other anglers and don't overcrowd. Best to drive by and if there aren't more than a few cars head on down, lots of cars, head on down....to the Owens.
The dry fly fishing has picked up, especially after 10 am. The fish are eating an emerging small black caddis, they will also take pupa patterns but why not have fun with the dries. There are still a few Tricos around, hatch is 9:30-10 and spinner fall 11-12. The Baetis are starting to emerge late morning, they are on the small size, #20-22. Either dry/dry or dry/nymph try using big stimulators, the October Caddis are getting active. With the colder water the weeds are starting to die off but I still tell my clients that a 4 second drift is average and finish with an aggressive pickup, you will hook fish you never knew existed.
DRIES: R.P. Emerger #22 | Sparkle Flag Black #20-22 | Yellow Stimulator #6-10 | Mother Shucker #24 | CDC Baetis Dun #18-24 | Para Caddis #18-22 | E/C Caddis #16-20
NYMPHS: T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | S&M nymph #18-20 | Little Brown Bug #16-18 | Medallion Midge #18-24 | Buckskin #16-20 | Barr's Emerger #16-22 | Deep Six Pupa #18 | RS-2 Gray #18-22 | Olive #20-22 | CDC Transition Midge #18-22
STREAMERS: BH Bopp SlumpBuster | Perfection Perch #4-8 | Punk Perch #10-16 | Hornburg #10-14 Mice