The river below PVR is still a little off-color but it's improving

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Fair-Good

Flows are 301 cfs as of 8/21

  The river below PVR is still a little off-color but it's improving. There is Gorge access to the middle and upper power plants as well as the reservoir. Pleasant Valley Dam Road and Chalk Bluff Road are now open but below the campground is a mess after all the rain. LADWP is releasing water out onto the Owens Valley floor which in the future will be very beneficial but for right now be very careful where you drive.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: improving-????

The flows have dropped down and the water has cleared up considerably so I'll get more info in the next couple of days. A few things I've seen, the fish are on the surface eating caddis in the evenings, the banks are very unstable, there's enough branches limbs and trunks on the bank to keep somebody's house warm all winter and there are virtually no trails. What's left of the trails have been washed away or completely buried in the unchecked plant growth.


DRIES: Stillborn Midge #20-22  | Giffith's Gnat #22-24 |CDC Transition midge #20-22 | No Mercy Midge #18-24 | Boroff F/Homie #20, 24 | Para CDC Baetis #16-22 | Para Adams #14-22 | Stimulators #10-14

NYMPH:  Pheasant Tail #14-20 | Hares Ear #16-20 |Caddis Cased #12 | Zebra Midge #18-22 |Weiss BP light or dark #18-20 | Bottom Roller Phsyco Rhyco #10-14 | Pearl & Orange #16 |Chamois caddis #16-20 | TB Millers +1 Lt #16-18  | Lexi Girdle Bug Tan/Black #6 | HDA Fav. Variant #12-16

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

Guides Hint: Lesson learned the hard way, don't ignore the fish rising in the shallow water on the inside of the bends. They're usually a lot bigger than you thought.

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