The Upper Owens River near Mammoth Lakes continues to show us what a precious jewel of a river it is! Fat and beautiful full finned Trout are being hooked and easily releasing themselves from most rookie Anglers lines that happen to hook into them. Unless you play a big game of give and take with these big guys they will take everything from you quickly while giving an exilirating experience that makes you want more. They continue to hold in every deep and dark run, riffle, channel, and deep bend in the river. Some days it’s possible to hook various fish in this category while other days they seem to ignore all offerings, then after 100 casts… Boom! Fish pretty much the same patterns as mentioned in my last report; SJ worms, Copper Jons, Soft Hackles, Prince Nymphs, Pheasant Tails and the like. Fish these all in larger than usual sizes. SJ worms can be 6-10. Nymphs can be #10-14 usually. Egg patterns are also a good pattern to put in the Upper Owens box this time of year.