Midge Patterns are working the best on the Upper Owens

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions: Good, as of 11/27 flows are stable at 76 cfs above the Hot Creek confluence. You can still drive all the way up to Long Ears as latest snow melted quickly.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good to Excellent, small midge dries around mid day, with bigger midges subsurface. Some bigger fish have been caught just above Benton Crossing this week but they are probably on the move so don't be glued to any one spot.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: Parachute Adams #20, Brook's CDC Baetis #22-24, , Extended Body BWO #18-22, Brook's Sprout Baetis #22

NYMPHS: Western Coachmen #16-18, Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-18, Tungsten Psycho #20, Copper Zebra Midge #18-20, , BH Flashback Pheasant Tail #16, Olive WD-40 #18, San Juan Worms, Egg Patterns, Red Copper John #18,

STREAMERS: Meat Whistles, Olive Black and Brown Wooly Buggers, Slump Busters, Perfection Perch, Punk Perch, Stinging Sculpin


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