Special Report

Lower Owens River Wild Trout Section: 15 December, 2017

The flows are currently at 350 cfs. With all the water we had the vegetation has taken over. So some of your favorite spots may be inaccessible. Even though the flows are on the high side the fishing has been good. Nymphing with hares ears, pheasant tails, tiger midges and various Czech nymphs have been working well. 3 'BB' size split shot is need to get the flies down on the bottom. So far as the flows coming down is any bodies guess. Crowley still is on the high side.

If you have never tried Czech nymphing, also know as European style nymphing, the lower Owens is a great place to get to started. It takes some time to get it dialed in, but when you do, your catch rates go up considerably. We also give lessons in this technique. Give me a call at 760-937-2067

Drifting the Lower Owens River: 15 December, 2017

No report

Owens River Gorge: 15 December, 2017

Due to the unusually warm December the fish are very active. A dry dropper is a good technique to use down there. Your favorite dry fly and nymph should do the trick.

East Walker River: 15 December, 2017

No report

Pleasant Valley Reservoir: 15 December, 2017

No report

Hot Creek: 15 December, 2017

A lot of small fish due to the recent stocking. BWO's, midges, tiger midges, flashback pheasant tails are just a few that have been working well.

Upper Owens River: 15 December, 2017

The fishing here has been on the fair side. When you get into fish they are on the small side. There has not been many big up from Crowley either. However, if work the water hard enough you will probably pick one up. Czech nymphing is a good technique to use here. Bottom rollers, hares ears and san Juan worms should do the trick. Be patient and work the water hard.

San Joaquin River (Reds Meadow) 15 December, 2017

Road is still closed for the winter