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Upper Owens River, California - Fishing Report -
September
16, 2018
Mostly resident trout are being caught. A few browns headed to upstream
spawning areas have been caught. More trout should be moving out of the
lake soon. Hoppers are working good for resident trout.
Stream Conditions:




7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance of rain for the next week.
Highs will range from 7
2 to 73 and lows from 43 to 44 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 100 cfs
Afternoon Water Temperature: 59
Clarity: mostly clear
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners.
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Scuds: 14
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16
Sandwich Hoppers - Green/Brown, size 4 to 12
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Midges are hatching. Fish the larva and pupa in tandem for the best results. Fish the
adults when you see midges on the surface.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives nymphs are still very plentiful. Some of them are
bi-brooded and will be hatching again soon.
Scuds are available for the trout to eat year-round.
Tricos are hatching.
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are great choices for early and late fishing
Black and olive Matuka sculpin streamers are good fly choices for the larger trout..
Terrestrials like Japanese beetles, Carpenter ants and Hoppers are working.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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 (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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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