The Fish Report - November 22, 2014

 

Looks like nice weather for the week,

with a possibility of a wet weekend.

 

The Upper and Lower Owens are fishing great!

 

 

 

The Crowley Cam is down, possibly for the winter.

We are looking into replacing it with a new one for next season.

 

Click Here for the Spin Fishing Report

 

Check us out on Facebook!

 

 

We're on Winter Hours 8am to 5pm Daily

 

The Fish Report - November 22, 2014

We only report first-hand info from our 16 guides

on the water daily, Bishop to Bridgeport.

 

 

Recent Photos of our Clients and Customers.

Long time customer, Joe Raymundo, and

son, Noah, did the Upper Owens the other

day with great success it looks like.

Noah's good lookin' Brown touts his

prowess. Guide positions are available

for up-and-coming young bucks.

Jim was scouting Crowley the outher day

and found some staging Browns in the

North Arm. 'Best it has been this time of

year in years.

Proof of the puddin', as they say, was this

Crowley 'Football" Jimn's client,

Curt Ries, popped the next day.

Marina closes next Friday . . . time to

get in that last trip!

 

Jim found some big Crowley fish already

up the Owens above the lake as well.

Jeff Dritley fished with Jim on the Lower O

and result was this bright Brown.

Jeff's son, Allen got the other "bookend".

 

Click here and send us your photos to be included on this page and in our media gallery!

 

Consult the DFG Regulations for specifics.

 

Mammoth Lakes Basin - Local WeatherClosed to all fishing until April 25, 2015

Water Conditions:

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES:

NYMPHS:

STREAMERS:

Guides Hint:

 

Water Conditions: Poor

Flows at 14CFS as of 11/22 Water is clear.

(Note flows include water from the springs, not just the gauging station at the highway so this is what is really flowing through the canyon)

Fishing conditions and Hatches:Good

The weeds are slowly dying off. The river is clogged with sediment and dead weeds. We definitely need a good flush, but that probably won't happen until spring. Aside from that, the fish are eating mostly baetis on top and under the indicator.

 

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: Extended body blue winged olive 18–22, parachute Adams 18–22,CDC Baetis Emerger #20-22, CDC Baetis DUN #18-20, Hatch Matcher BWO

NYMPHS: Hogan's S&M Nymph #20, Zebra midge 20–22, WD-40 20–22, JuJu Baetis #20, Micro May Fly 18–22, Pheasant Tail 18–22, Grey Scud 16, Flashback Black Beauty #20-22

STREAMERS: Nope

Guides Hint:

 

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER         Local Weather and Flows

Visitor Center Info (760) 924-5500 -Closed to all fishing until April 25, 2015

Water Conditions:

Flows are at cfs as of

Fishing conditions and Hatches:

Recommended Flies:

Dries:

Nymphs:

Guides Hint:

 

CROWLEY LAKE - Local Weather           Crowley Cam - Offline         Surface Elevation

Closed to all fishing until April 25, 2015

Water Conditions:

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

 

Recommended Flies:

Guides Hint: With the winter upon us, if you've never seen Kent's Crowley University, it's a lot of great information that will make you a better Crowley angler. Buy it here - http://www.thetroutfitter.com/book-dvds.html

 

UPPER OWENS RIVER- Local Weather and Flows

 

Water Conditions:Fair

Flows at 48CFS Above the Hot Creek Confluence. as of 11/22

Water is clear above Hot Creek confluence, off color below.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

The river is now closed below the bridge until next season.

Getting crowded up here. Especially up high by long ears. Saw at least 2-3 cars per gate this past weekend. Seemed slightly less crowded down just above the bridge. Bigger fish are spattered all over right now. Finding them in the slower water, and the're deep too. They're not eating anything special. As long as it's big and buggy looking the fish don't seem to care all that much.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: Elk Hair Caddis 16-18, Parachute Adams 16-18, Stimulator 14-18.

NYMPHS: Red Copper Johns 14-18, Prince Nymph 14-18, Flashback Hare's Ear 14-18, Flashback Pheasant Tail 16, Zebra Midge 18-20, Red San Juan Worm 12, Anderson's Bird of Prey Olive #16, Nori's Caddis Pupa Green #16-18, Black Bead Bird's Nest #14. Western Coachmen #14

STREAMERS: Perfection Perch, Punk Perch, Sculpin Patterns, meat whistle, black and purple wooly buggers.

Guides Hint:

 

Water conditions: Good

Clear and cold.

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:Good

Lots of small fish, and they're not picky about your fly at all. Bring your 3 weight.

 

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: parachute adams, extended body bwo, cdc baetis dun, stimulator

NYMPHS: Hogan's S&M Nymph, Flashy PT, prince nymphs, hares ear, birds nest, wd40, zebra midge, disco midge

STREAMERS: Water is too low to bother right now.

Guides Hint: 

 

Pleasant Valley Reservoir - Local Weather   

Water conditions:

Water levels are dropping.

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

No recent reports.

 

 

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: Callibaetis patterns, Griffith's Gnat

NYMPHS: Red BH Optimidge, Mickey's Red Baron, Copper Johns, #18 Black Beauty, WD40, Disco Midge, Zebra Midge #18-#20,

STREAMERS: Docs Twin Lakes Special, Olive Matuka #10, Flahabou Buggers Olive, Rickards Seal Bugger, Big and Black Streamers

Guides Hint: 

 

Rock Creek - Local Weather and Flows Closed to all fishing until April 25, 2015

Water conditions:

Flows stable atCFS as of

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

The road to rock creek lake has closed for the season.

Recommended Flies:

Dries: 

Nymphs: 

Streamers:  

Guides Hint: 

 

Rush Creek - Local Weather and Flows Closed to all fishing until April 25, 2015

Water conditions:

Flows above Grant Lake are up to CFS and CFS below as of

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

 

 

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES:

NYMPH:

STREAMERS:

Guides Hint: 

 

Lower Owens River - Local Weather and Flows

Water Conditions: Good

Flows down to 83CFS as of 11/22

 

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:Excellent

With good fishing come the crowds. The further down you go the less people you see. Seems to be wide open one day, and kind of off the next. If you happen to catch it on the wide open day, there is plenty of top water action as well as under the indicator. Mostly mayflies, with the occasional Caddis, but they're small. These fish have been hit hard, and are fairly choosy about their diet and your drift.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: CDC Baetis DUN, extended body bwo, parachute adams, stimulators, griffith gnat, CDC Trico emerger.

NYMPH: RS2 Grey #18, Black Flashy WD 40 #20, Copper Zebra midge #20, Tungsten Black Beauty #20-22, Micro mayfly Olive #18, Olive birds nest #18, Flashback Hare's Ear #18, Tungsten Psycho #18-20

STREAMERS: Muddler Minnow 6-10, Olive and Black Wooly Bigger 10-12, Mini Sculpin 6-10

Guides Hint:.

 

 Bridgeport Resevoir - Local Weather - Closed to all fishing until April 25, 2015

Water Conditions:   

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES:

NYMPH:

STREAMERS:

Guides Hint:

 

East Walker River - Local Weather and Flows

Water Conditions: Poor

Flows steady at 20 CFS as of 11/22

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatch: Poor

With the flows around 20cfs we definitely feel for the fish at this point as the flows usually don't drop this low until wintertime. Hopefully we'll get a big snow year and this fishery will bounce back.

RECOMMENDED FLIES:

DRIES:   

NYMPHS:

STREAMERS:

Guides Hint :

 

Web site content is Copyrighted, 1998-2014 by Fluidix, Inc.
No part of this site may be reproduced or redistributed
in any way without written permission. All rights reserved.

 

SIgn up here for our weekly fish reports!
Email:
For Email Marketing you can trust