The Upper Owens River is of course low and slow..  Grass is green and the valley is lush. The river has its fair share of weeds.  Especially from Crowley up to the bridge.  Simply fish it above the bridge to avoid most of the weeds the higher you go. Fishing with Hoppers and Beatles right now  is a lot of fun as you can cover a lot of water and get a lot of casting in. Fish are not that big up there right now and you will find a mixture of both stocked and wild trout. Throughout the system you will find isolated pods of fish rising to Caddis and MayFlies. Fish the usual Attractor nymphs such as Green Caddis Worms,  Various PT patterns,  lightning bugs and similar patterns.  All in sizes #14-18.


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