Eastern Sierra Fish’N Conditions thru November 19th 2013

Tom Loe

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Fly Fishing the Middle Owens near Mammoth and Bishop Ca. from a guided drift boat has been excellent for trophy rainbows this fall. "Bako Boys" Steve & Sean Murray, pictured above will attest to this! Sean shows one of his bigs caught recently on a Spruce-A-Bu streamer.

We are enjoying one of the best falls ever for large rainbows on the Middle Owens. The low flows have concentrated the bigs in the deeper pools making them easy targets from our drift boats. The Upper Owens is also kicking out some noteworthy rainbows with water conditions good here also. Old man winter has yet to take stage with access to all the year around fisheries excellent. The California general trout season closed on 11-15; however the Middle and Lower Owens River, Pleasant Valley Reservoir, & the Gorge remain open in Inyo County. The Upper Owens River, East Walker River, & Hot Creek are open in Mono County with special angling restrictions.

Photo #1: Santa getting in some fly fishing from a Drifters sled!

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