Streamers Will Remain the Best all Around Flies

Owens River - Middle - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

Todd McGovern and Bob Ave with the Project Healing Waters group and SDFF with a nice double while fishing with Doug Dolan!

by Doug Rodricks
(760) 935-4250

The late winter/early spring flow releases have now commenced, and the river is rising a little each day or two.  The river has reached the 200 cfs mark which is still good for drift boating but will make wade fishing along the Wild Trout section tough.  We are pleased to see a gradual raise in flows and not the abrupt increases of the past.  This opens up more holding areas for the fish along the river, but does not completely blow out the river.  It may slow the BWO hatch for a couple of days between increases as the colder water comes into the river.  Streamers will remain the best all around flies for targeting the resident trout here, and they have been accounting for the biggest fish as well.  Best flies for these area have been #10 Loebergs in all colors, #8 Spruce-a-bus in light and dark, #16 Punk Perch, #14 Crystal Leech, #18 Assassin Light, #16 San Juan Worm Red, #18 Blue Winged Olive, #22 Parachute Midge, #18 Broken Back Copper Tiger Midge, and #18 Crystal Caddis Larva Olive Dubbed-Black.

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