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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 &12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 71/2
ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rod:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five or
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Loon Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Upper Owens River, California - Fishing Report -
May 04, 2017
The stream levels have been up and down due to melting snow and runoff as
well as rain and snow, but it should be getting stable soon. The water has
some stain above Hot Creek but badly stained below.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain and snow from Saturday
though next Wednesday. Highs will range from 37 to 60 and lows from 31 to
Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 87 cfs
Afternoon Water Temperature: 50
Clarity: Stained slightly from melting snow
Blue-winged Olives, size 20 and 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
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
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
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.
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..
Midges are hatching.
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