Fly fishing on the Lower Owens River summer 2017

The Lower Owens continues to flow at a very healthy and clear flow of around 450 cfs. This is a fishable flow only to those who know the river and can find the accessible spots at these current higher than average flow rates.  Other than that the fishing has been very satisfying with some larger specimens popping up that we usually dont see from the Lower. Stoneflies of many types emerged in good numbers this year making the nymph fishing with the larger patterns very successful. Trout have been coming up for Hopper patterns, Beetles, and some Stimulators placed under the overhanging willows as well.  Fish large PT nymphs and Stone patterns #12-16 under and indicator or Tight line nymphing.  We look forward to this current flow to recede down below 300cfs so we can really start accessing and fishing the Lower Owens completely.
Fly fishing on the Lower Owens River summer 2017

STM fly fishing on the Lower Owens River summer 2017