A perfect specimen from the Upper Owens River - Spring 2012


The Upper Owens is flowing at a great flow of around 95 cfs. Large fish are STILL in the system and being caught. Afternoon wind has been coming up recently so spend your mornings fishing hard and efficiently. Fish are found from the bridge all the way up as far as you can drive on the road. The same patterns are still holding strong; Try large streamers in various patterns and colors in sizes #4-8 .. SJ worms and Wire Worms in pink and reds #8-12, Robo PT’s in #16- 18, Pheasant Tails #16-20, Trigger Nymphs #16-18 and various soft hackles in similar sizes will take fish. Green Tickets #14-18, Diving Caddis #16 and Stallcups Emergers #16-18 are all good choices on the Upper Owens.  A small baetis hatch mixed with caddis comes off in the afternoon causing the smaller fish to come to the surface for a couple of hours.