Lots of bugs down near the mouth of the river where it enters Crowley

Jim Elias

Report Date:


Upper Owens - 9/8/23 - Flows at 75CFS  - Water Temp - 50's above the confluence

Rod Size:  #5-#6 Weights

Tippet Size: 3-4X 

Leader: 7.5ft-9ft 3-4X

Best Techniques: Streamers

Dry Flies: Hoppers, Caddis, Trico Spinners

Nymphs: Drowned Trico Spinners, Copper John, Worms, Micromayfly

Streamers: Anything

Lots of bugs down near the mouth of the river where it enters Crowley. Otherwise I've heard of some stockers being caught up near the confluence, but otherwise nothing to write home about. Hoppers never really materialized, and the Tricos are just about finished. It's fun fishing bigger caddis dries on light tackle up higher where the flows are lower and the water is cleaner, but aside from that it's all about covering water. Keep it moving and you'll eventually stumble into the fish.

Fish Mammoth Guides Services is located in Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County). Fishing Guide, Jim Elias, can take you fishing on Crowley Lake, Upper Owens, Lower Owens and East Walker River. To book your guided fishing trip with Jim Elias please all him at (760) 582-2195 and for more information please visit his WEBSITE..

More Reports

Fish Mammoth Reports
for Sunday, August 13th, 2023
Hot Creek Hatchery: Hot Creek Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): The usual summer doldrums out here
Owens River - Lower: Flows are down, but it's been extremely hot down
San Joaquin River: Water has been clear and quite cold for the time of year
Mammoth Lakes Basin: Full to the top and then some


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