The flows have stabilized around 85cfs

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Fair-Good

Flows are at  83 cfs as of 12/2

Fishing Conditions and Hatches

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:Good-Very Good

The flows have stabilized around 85cfs.  Up by PVR dam is picking up and surface activity is wildly inconsistent. Good news, we now have a lot more water to fish! To me one of the downsides of lower flows is that it pushes fish downstream out of the riffles and into the holes. 

Midges are around all day with caddis but the BWO hatch is slowing down, some scattered #16 mayflies mixed in, starting between 12 and 1. Surface activity has been very inconsistent but nymphing has been steady. 

So far the water has remained clear but keep in mind that after rain or snow melt the river can be dirty below the Petroglyph parking (#9) from Horton Creek. If you're down below and it's dirty just move upstream until you find clean water. The old winter rule applies again, the colder the night before the further upstream you should start. 

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 #14-18 | 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 #18-22 | 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, December 3rd, 2021
Hot Creek: All the hatches are becoming more sporadic
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): It really could be boom or bust
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, November 26th, 2021
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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