Flowing at around 55cfs the Upper Owens is green and slimy down low below the Bridge – but moving upstream it disappears to a clear River more or less above the Hot Creek confluence. Because of the low flows the fish are obviously podded up below oxygenated water and dark runs and against the banks.  Nymph deep with  forementioned  patterns such as Robo PT’s,  Ribbed Midge patterns, Green Caddis Worms,  and various Copper Jons.  #16-20. Throwing and moving along the rivers edges with leggy Hoppers and other Terrestrials simulating a bug that found his way into the water has also produced some great action.  Don’t expect a ton of action fishing like this though!  The
thrill is in the hunt!


Posted by STM Fly Fishing – Bishop CA