Midges are all day long but mainly in the morning

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions:  Good

Flows are at 138 cfs as of 6/18

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good

The flows are up near normal, for now. Midges and BWOs are incredibly inconsistent so be prepared for both. Midges are all day long but mainly in the morning while the BWOs are 12-1 and tiny PMDs(?) in the evening. The reservoir Daphnia explosion has run it's course and the river is now clear of them. The only report I got this week was from the afternoon and was a positive one. Small PMDs (#20s) starting around 3 and then some bigger ones around 5. Also lots of midges and a good caddis hatch (#16s) from 7 until dark. Caddis are probably the most consistent, try skating an Elk Hair Caddis or fish Caddis Crawlers through the riffles. Scuds and Damsel nymphs in the slow water.

Recommended Flies

DRIES:   Caddis Adult Tan #14-16 | Chernobyl Ant #12-14 | Chernobyl  org/grz  #6-8 | Parachute Adams #16-22 | Elk Hair Caddis #12-14 | Mouse Pouch #4

NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Dead Drift Crayfish #8 | Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Zebra #16-22 | Zebra black/silver #20-24 | Tailwater Sowbug #14-18 | Zac Attack Damsel #14 | T's Stone Drummond Light #8-10 |   Glass Bead Micro May Olive #22-24 | S&M Nymph #18-22  | Tungsten Jig Baetis #18-20 | TTS Opal B/L #14-18 | F/B B/H Pheasant Tail #14-18

STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Sculpzilla | Belly Scratcher Minnow Chub #2 | Bank Robber Sculpin #2 | Punk Perch Light #10-14
| Rio's Brown Town Tan #4

EURO Streamers: GD UV P/Jig White #12 | Kaslar M/G/S Olive #12

More Reports


The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, June 23rd
Hot Creek: Runoff has already started to drop
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, June 10th
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
Owens River - Lower: Up high is a little bit off color
East Walker River (CA): The flows are up near normal, for now


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