The Fish Sniffer - Lower Owens Trout Continue To Be Hot
Lower Owens Trout Continue To Be Hot

Written By: Danny Lloyd, January 17, 2014
Species: Trout
Location: Walker River- East, Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Owens River- Lower, Walker River- West,

The East Walker River has been running at 31 cfs. The water is clear and the brown trout fishing has been good.

“The fish have been very inactive except from about 10am to 2 pm daily,” according to thetroutfly.com. “The warmer the weather the better and longer bite you will have. If fishing dries stick to parachute adamas, stimulators, royal wulffs, sierra brute dots, ants and terrestrials. Nymphing with copper johns, rs2, pheasant tails, hares ear, or lightning bugs are your best bet."

(Bishop) Pleasant Valley Reservoir trout fishing continues to be good as fish are more active throughout the day. Both fly fishermen and bait fisherman are having no problem hooking up fish.

“The best advice right now is your fly needs to be near the bottom. Streamers fishing near the inlet have been the best, with fishermen using a sinking line and throwing a mixture of nymphs and streamers. Patterns to try include midges, copper johns, #18 black beauties, #18 micro stones, wd40s, and #20 micro may flies.. Buggers and black streamers have produced some great fish as well," thetroutfly.com stated.

(Bishop) The lower Owens River is running approx. 80 cfs as of January 8. Fishermen have been seeing a great hatches of midges, but recommend sticking to nymphs either in the riffles or heavily weighted in the deeper pools.

Nymphers should try micro stone, salvation, scud, wd40, medallion midge, sparkle pupa, bird of prey, bar's flashback bwo, copper johns and western coachmen. Fishing continues to be excellent midday, with the best fishing being found in the meadow section where the sun shines on the water for most of the day.

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