Lower Owens Fishing Report

Owens River - Lower - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

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by The Trout Fitter Staff

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 146 cfs as of  12/26

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

The fishing has been good on the Lower Owens now that the flows have dropped. Like everywhere else, this time of year midges are the primary hatch going but there are sporadic Baetis and Caddis midday. Try Pheasant Tail and Hare's Ear in different styles. Mornings have been more productive than afternoons so it's not a bad idea to be on the water by 9. As far as where to fish the rule of thumb is, the colder the night before the further upstream you start fishing.

Recommended Flies

DRIES: Midge patterns but very little surface activity

NYMPH:  Pheasant Tail #14-22 | Hares Ear #16-22 | Zebra Midge #18-22

STREAMERS: Wooly Bugger Olive & Black #10-12 | Mini Sculpin Olive & Black #10-12

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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!
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): It's All Good Fishing Going On
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report