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Lower (Middle) Owens River, California - Fishing Report -
October 13, 2016
The lower river is back a little low again but okay and at least wading is easy.
We received some fairly good reports this past week. The Blue-winged olives
are the main things hatching although some others are possible.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain/snow Friday through
Sunday, otherwise clear for the next week. Highs will range from 51 to 63
degrees and lows from 41 to 45.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 160 cfs
Afternoon Water Temperature: 52
Clarity: Clear
Blue-winged Olives, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Mahogany Duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted Sedges, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
Green Sedges, caddisflies, size 16, larva, pupa and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8, 10, 12,
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Carpenter Ants, size 16/18
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Various species of Blue-winged Olives nymphs are plentiful and one of the main insect we
recommend imitating.
The Olive and Black Matuka Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for the larger trout. Brown
Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are great flies for this time of the season.
Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Green Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Tricos are hatching good.
Mahogany duns are hatching.
Terrestrials such as Japanese beetles, Carpenter ants and hoppers are being to be important
food for the trout.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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