Lower Owens River fly fishing continues to be a very rewarding fly fishing experience for some of the most beautiful, and wild Brown Trout you will ever see. Flows are low and clear and wading is very easy to figure out. Mayflies make their appearance in the warmer parts of the day throughout the river system. If your lucky you will be in an are where the fish deem it worthy to rise to the surface and pluck the unsuspecting, sexually mature bugs from the surface. For bugs concentrate on, of course, Midges, Baetis, and Caddis .. in that order as well.. for now. Trace has been tying up some great Midge Larvae and Midge Emergers with a little shuck that have been downright fooling the fish. Green Caddis Worms, Emerging Caddis, and larger PT variations fish well above a small Midge or Baetis Emerger. RS2's have also been a choice out of the box recently.
The water on the Upper Owens River is now clear and flowing around 70cfs! A decent amount of large fish have moved in, nothing like we like it but there is a few. Tactics change to gin-clear spring Creek like tactics as to not spook these awesome fish. Take care of where you cross and step. The same flies as my last report still hold strong. After this storm and weather change we should see larger numbers of Trout arriving.