Upper Owens is on Fire!
The Upper Owens has been fishing very well this week with an abundant number of fish in the system at the present time. The fall regulations are in effect as of October 1st and the regulantions as stated by the Department of Fish and Game are as follows. Fishing from the monument upstream to the bridge above Brown's campground is closed to all fishing until the 2008 fishing opener. Fishing from the monument downstream to Crowley Lake is allowed with artificial and barbless hooks only, no bait allowed!, bag limit:2 (18" or larger) as well as above the bridge to the private ranch Anaya. Note: As anglers we should also inform those on the river of the regulations if they are not aware of the law. Be polite and courteous and most folks will get the jest of your conversation and will appreciate your helpful insight as we all know that trying to find out where the fishing monument would be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. On to the good stuff. The hatches that I have seen this week consisted of lots of caddisflies, small midges, and b.w.o's. There are a few larger fish in the system at this time and at anytime you could hook into one of these classic trophy trout. The streamer fishing has also been quite good and this technique has been hooking some very healthy fish at the present time.
Muddler Minnows, Hale Bopp Leaches, and white zonkers will get the job done. 2X and hold on!
About The Author: Nicholas Lawton
Company: 3D Fly Fishing Guide Service
Area Reporting: Eastern Sierra
Bio: We are a full service fly fishing guide service that offers custom walk/wade trip as well as chartered lake trips for the entire Eastern Sierra.