THE FISH REPORT

July 11th 2019

Summer is in full swing - flows are good, water clarity is good, hopper fishing has been going off! 

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THE FISH REPORT - July 11th 2019

We only report first-hand info from our guides
on the water daily from Bishop to Bridgeport.

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Mammoth Lakes Basin

Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Water Conditions: Good

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Good

  Stripping streamers and scuds is still productive. Also fishing dry dropper rigs will work this time of year. Most fish will be caught off the nymph, however,  you may get a few takes on the surface.

Fishing inflated worms about 2 feet off the bottom has also been productive.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: Stimulators #12-14, Yellow Sallies #12-14

NYMPH: Red Copper John #14-16 | Zebra Midge #16-18 | Everson's Filo Swiming Scuds #14-16

STREAMERS: Docs Twin Lakes Special, Brown, Olive, & Black #10-12

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Hot Creek - Flow Rates

Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 104cfs as of 7/11

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Fishing conditions and Hatches

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Good

Flows continue to drop at Hot Creek. The weeds are still not a factor, and Hoppers are everywhere. Most fish are looking up and want a fly sitting high off the surface. If you are getting refusals, treat your fly, or go down a size.

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Recommended Flies

DRIES: Baby Boy Hopper #12-14 | Parachute Extended Body BWO #16-18 | Chernobyl Hopper #14-12 | Spent Partridge Caddis #16-18

NYMPHS: Hares Pheasant #14-18 | Barr's Uncased Caddis #14-20 | Juju Baetis #16-20 | Zebra Midge #18-22

STREAMERS: BH Bopp Leech Olive & Brown #12-10 | Wooly Bugger Olive & Brown #12-10

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San Joaquin River - Flow Rates

Flow Rates And Water Condition:

Water Conditions: Poor

Flows are at 557cfs as of 7/11

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Fishing conditions

Fishing Conditions: Unknown

The road to San Joaquin has recently opened. Flows are extremely high, and not a lot of fish are around. We will start to see better conditions when flows drop.

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Recommended Flies

DRIES:

NYMPHS: Hares Ears #14-18 | Red Copper John #14-18

STREAMERS:

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Crowley Lake - Surface Elevation

Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Water Conditions: Good

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Fishing Conditions and Hatches

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Good

Fishing is about as good as it gets on Crowley. Deep water midging will be most productive around sandy point. Look for fish in 20 feet of water or more.

 

Recommended Flies

DRIES:

NYMPHS: Copper Zebra #16-18 | Shaft Emerger #16-18 | Albino Baron #16-18

STREAMERS: Marabou Leech Brown #12 | Crystal Bugger Olive #12

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Upper Owens River - Flow Rates 

Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 105 cfs as of 7/11

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:  Good

Fishing has been productive on the Upper Owens. Mayflies are hatching around noon, and the Caddis are out in the evenings. Fishing seems to shut down in the late afternoon, but picks up again around sunset.

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: Stimulator #16-18 | Elk Hair Caddis #14-18 | Extended Body BWO 14618

NYMPHS: Hares Ear #14-18 | Radiation Baetis #16-18 | Barr's Uncased Caddis #14-16 | Zebra Midge #16-18

STREAMERS: Shock Collar Leech #10 | Woolly Bugger, Olive & Brown #12-10

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Lower Owens River - Flow Rates

Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Water Conditions: Fair

Flows are at 387cfs as of 7/11

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Fishing Conditions

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair

Flows are still a little high, but fishing is fair. Most fish will be caught nymphing. There is some surface action in late mornings. Keep an eye out for Stonefly and Mayfly hatches around noon.

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Recommended Flies

DRIES: Para Adams #14-16 | Spent Partridge Caddis #16-18 | Yellow and tan Stimulators #14-16

NYMPH Pheasant Tail #14-18 | Tungsten Psycho #16-18

STREAMERS: Wooly Bugger Olive & Black #10-12 | Mini Sculpin Olive & Black #10-12

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East Walker River - Flow Rates

Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Water Conditions: Fair

Flows are at 450 cfs as of 7/11

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Fishing Conditions and Hatches

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Fair

Flows are holding just below 450cfs, and water clarity is good. Most fishing holes may still be blown out at this level, but there is good fishing in the slower water.

Recommended Flies

DRIES: Baby Boy Hopper#12-16 | Spent Partridge Caddis #14-16 | Panty Dropper Hopper #14-10

NYMPHS: Tungsten Psycho #16-14 | Golden Bead Biot Epoxy Stone #8-10 | Dead Drift Crayfish #8

STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Sculpzilla

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