It's All Good Fishing Going On

Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley) - Eastern Sierra, CA (Mono County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Troutfitter

by The Trout Fitter Staff

Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 111 cfs as of 12/19

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:  Good

I don't know if you've noticed but  fair is gone and it's all good , a lot more lake fish have moved up and they're spread throughout the system. The road is still open and is getting better but be careful of the "ponds" in the roads, walking the bank has gotten better but once again they're calling for possible weather by the end of the week. With the sporadic hatches and both planters and lake fish moving upstream try attractor patterns such as San Juan Worms, Prince Nymphs, Copper Johns, egg patterns and streamers. Remember that the fish moving out of Crowley have had a summer of larger food so don't be afraid to use larger patterns. Remember that the water below the Hot Creek confluences will be 5-10 degrees warmer so if you get out early it might be best to start off closer to the bridge.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: Stimulator #16-18 | Griffiths Gnat #20-24

NYMPHS: Barr's Uncased Caddis #14-16 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | WD-40 black #18-24 | Prince Nymph #12-16 | Red Copper John #14-16 | San Juan Worm #12-14 |  Egg Patterns #12-16

STREAMERS: Shock Collar Leech #10 | Woolly Bugger White, Olive & Brown #10-14

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, December 20th, 2019

East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Fishing Has Been Good on The Lower Owens
Pyramid Lake: Fish Are Strong Right Now!

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, December 13th, 2019

Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): More Lake Fish Have Moved Up
Pyramid Lake: The Bite is on For Big Fish
Owens River - Lower: The Fishing Has Been Good
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report