Owens River, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Owens River, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Not many fish in the system right now and the ones you'll find are very spooky. Probably best to fish elsewhere for the time being.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Owens River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 41cfs

Visibility: 17 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Early morning before it gets hot.

Best stretch: Long Ears

Best access point: Left off Benton Crossing road right after the bridge.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Not much going on here right now. Went looking for fish and didn't find many, the few that were found weren't too eager to eat anything. Cutthroat run isn't too far off though. Next week or two we should start seeing them in the system.

Fish species: Trout - Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Mammoth - Yosemite (MMH)

Free Orvis Fish Sticker

Owens River Description

Upper Owens River above Crowley Lake

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing the deeper pools, or swinging nymphs at the tailouts works too.

7-Day Forecast

Mixed bag of weather for the next week or so.

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