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Water temps are on the rise

Jim Elias

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Lower Owens - 100CFS as of 1/7/22 Water is clear and temps are in the low to mid 40s

Rod Size:  #3-#5 Weights

Tippet Size: 4-5X 

Leader: Euro/Czech Leader, 9ft 4-5x

Dry Flies:  Griffith's Gnat #20-22, Parachute Adams #18-20, Extended Body BWO #18-20, CDC Baetis Emerger #18-20

Nymphs: Zebra Midge #20, Copper Zebra Midge #20, Eurotrash Nymph Brown #12-14, Eurortrash Nymph Gray #14-16, Olive WD-40 #18, Turbo Midge #16, Perdigons, T-Midge #22, Black Flashy WD-40 #18-20, BH Flashback Pheasant Tail #18-20

Streamers: Didn't Try

Water temps are on the rise with daytime highs in the mid 50s it's been quite pleasant. I've been out on a few trips recently and we've been averaging about a half dozen fish. I went by myself a couple of days ago and managed about the same. Decided to go back to the bobber to see if I could remember how to do it. Thankfully it's easy, and I got about 6 fish from about 11-1. Only saw a couple of fish rising, and made an attempt to fish dries with no real interest on the surface. The fish are in the slowest moving water you can find for the most part. Didn't see much going on in anything shallow or fast, the water is just too cold for that.

Fish Mammoth Guides Services is located in Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County). Fishing Guide, Jim Elias, can take you fishing on Crowley Lake, Upper Owens, Lower Owens and East Walker River. To book your guided fishing trip with Jim Elias please all him at (760) 582-2195 and for more information please visit his WEBSITE..

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