Hot Creek is delivering over 250 cfs of fast flowing sierra water to the lower and mid sections of the Upper Owens River! Above the confluences (remember Hot Creek enters in four different areas) the river is much more manageable at around 150 cfs. There is standing water in many areas on the way out to the river that you have probably never experienced before. This can lead to some serious mosquito action in the right conditions. A mixture of late spawners and resident trout remain in the Upper. Water is highe and fast so use larger attractive nymphs and streamers ... and sink them deep!!