The Lower Owens River has benefited a lot from the past few weeks of rain and much cooler weather. Nights are still dropping into the high 50’s leaving the river cool and healthy. Hatches are out and can be found throughout most of the day. The last few days upon arriving to the river around 8-8:30 a nice Trico hatch is on the water with fish eating the small mayflies in the foam lines and riffles where the river channels them. Caddis are around throughout the day and the fish seem keyed on them most of the time. The hatch gets thick in late evening hours. Nymphing and streamers will of course take fish throughout the day. Fish the standard patterns that reflect the aquatic bugs I listed above with lots of Emergers as well. Bubblebacks, soft hackles and variations on the PT patterns will get you into fish. Caddis Worms #16 in various styles will also be gobbled up when drifted down past the wild brown trout nose in the Lower Owens. Dry pattern examples have been the Stalcups adult Caddis #14-16 and various small Trico/Baetis patterns #18-22. This fishery looks to keep us going all summer long with healthy fish and bug activity.