Fishing the Owens River Gorge can be very productive here using dry/dropper bead head combos

Tom Loe

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The key to hitting the inlet section near the powerhouse is fishing between power generation cycles, and the level of the reservoir which is not available at this time due to issues with the LADWP real time link. It can be very productive here using dry/dropper bead head combos like Stimulators, hi-vis mayflies, hi-vis dark caddis as your upper & a tiger, broken back midge, assassin bird's nest, or FB/PB pheasant tail as the dropper nymph. If you see turbulent flows when you pass the powerhouse, hit the lake inlet with a tube or head up into the lower gorge. Still water nymphing tactics with chironomids (just like you use on Crowley) & streamer patterns like Loebergs and punk perch #10/12 will get grabs in the reservoir proper. As fall rolls on this can be a great location to fish if the weather turns for the worse in the upper elevations. Still on the warm side for a full day of rock hopping in the gorge; however you can have some fun with a 20 minute walk and just dry fly patterns like caddis and Trico mayflies-#16-22. Look out for the stinging nettle and thistle!

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