Producing Some Decent Wild Browns.

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

by Doug Rodricks
(760) 935-4250

The river is holding at 87 cfs. The latest rains may bring a bit of color into the river for a few days, but will clear up after some time.  Some nice and steady Baetis hatches have been taking place around the 12:30 – 2pm window.  Fishing seems to pick up from this point on, using dry flies fished in the softer sections and pulling smaller streamers like our #16 punk perch light and darks through the same areas.  Pulling streamers in the deeper pools has still been the best for fooling the larger trout.  Bishop creek has been adding a little more water to the river above Line Street and the water is a bit clearer up above.  The wild trout section below Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been producing some decent wild browns.  Smaller nymphs in the mornings and decent mayfly patterns during the afternoons have made for some fun fishing.  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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