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EAST WALKER RIVER

11/9/22:  The river has now dropped to it's normal 20 cfs for the winter with the CA side closing next week on the 15th.  November has been pretty wild this year with plenty of early snow, rain and wind.  If you're tough enough to brave the weather you can get into some decent fishing this time of year using nymphs, streamers and maybe a dry fly or two if you're lucky.  The fishing will continue year round on the Nevada side of the river and has been fair to good lately.  The hatches and prime fishing times are now late morning through early afternoon and consist of midges and BWO's.  Some of the Browns are beginning to spawn so please watch where you step and please stay off the redds!

RECOMMENDED FLIES:  Sexy Walt 12-16, GTI Caddis 12-16, Blowtorch 14-16, Tasmanian Devil 14-16, Frenchie 12-16, Perdigon 16-20, Duracell 12-18, Rainbow Warrior 16-20, Tim's Dead Drift Crawdad 8-10, Razor Craw 10-12, WD's 18-22, Zebra Midge 18-22, top Secret Midge 18-22, Disco Midge 20-22, Juju Baetis 20-22, Micro Mayfly 18-20, Barr's BWO Emerger 20-22, Gallup's BWO Nymph 20-22, Darth Baetis 18-20, Parachute Adams 20-22, Sparkle Dun 18-20, Thorax Dun 18-20, Brook's CDC Dun 18-20, MOAL 8-10, Sculpzilla 6-8, Baby Gonna 6.

HOT CREEK

10/21/22: The fishing down in the canyon has started to pick up now that we have slid into Fall. The trout are slowly moving back out into the slots and buckets once the bugs are active. Finally, it's possible to get a fly in front of the fish and they are starting to look up again.  Tricos, BWO's, midges and caddis continue to be the bugs de jour with the BWO's becoming more and more important over the next few weeks.  As the water cools down and the weeds die back you might even be able to try stripping some small streamers. There is certainly no need to get down there early with the best fishing happening between 11:00 and 2:00.

RECOMMENDED FLIES:  Zebra Midge 18-22, WD's 20-22, Brassie 18-22, Juju Midge 20-22, Slim Shady 18-20, Micro Mayfly 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-20, Upright Organza Trico Spinner 18-22, BWO Thorax Dun 16-18, BWO Sparkle Dun 20-22, Parachute Adams 20-22, Lawson's BWO Thorax Dun 20-22, Hot Creek Caddis 20-24, E/C Caddis 18-22, Parachute Caddis 18-22.

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER

10/11/22: The road down to Red's Meadow is closed for the season.

 

UPPER OWENS

10/5/22:   The Upper river is becoming a better option as fish move up into the system from Crowley.  Try nymphing the pools, buckets and drop-offs with egg and worm patterns if you're looking for one of the lake run fish.  Be sure to cover plenty of water to give yourself the best shot at putting your flies in front of one or two of the big boys.

RECOMMENDED FLIES:  San Juan Worm 10-12, Squirmy Wormy 10-12, Glo Bug 14-16, Beads 4-8 mm, Deep Blue Poison Tung 18-20, Zebra Midge 18-20, Brassie 18-20, Disco Midge 18-20, Juju Midge 18-22, Micro Mayfly 18-20, Copper John 18-20, Fox's Poopah 18-20, Graphic Caddis 18-20, Griffith's Gnat 18-22, Sprout Midge 18-22, Matuka 8-10, Home Invader 6-8.

 

LOWER OWENS

10/24/22:  The Lower river is currently the best fishing option in the area.  The crowds haven't been too bad especially mid week and it's always possible to find some solitude even on the weekends.  The river has been running around 100 cfs which we consider to be just about perfect for fishing and wading.  You'll find trout eating midges, Tricos, BWO's and caddis throughout the day with the best fishing during late morning through the afternoon.  If you like tossing dries there is an hour or two window about 11:30-1:30 when the Trico spinners are falling and the BWO's are hatching that get some fish looking up.  If you don't see any fish rising try nymphing under an indicator or euro style and you should be able to keep a fairly constant bend in your rod.

RECOMMENDED FLIES:   GTI Caddis 12-14, Blowtorch 14-16, Tasmanian Devil 12-18, Sexy Walt 12-16, Perdigon 14-18, Rainbow Warrior 16-20, W.D's 18-22, Zebra Midge 18-22, Top Secret Midge 18-20, RS2 18-20, BTS 18-20, Darth Baetis 18-20, Micro Mayfly 18-20, Mercer's Poxyback Baetis 18-20, Juju Baetis 18-20, Graphic Caddis 18-20, Fox's Poopah 18-20, Sunken Trico 20-22, Upright Organza Trico Spinner 20-22, Sprout BWO 18-20, BWO Sparkle Dun 18-20, Lawson's BWO Thorax Dun 18-20, E/C Caddis 16-18, Missing Link 16-18, X Caddis 16-18.

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Walker River Outfitters operates under permit with the Inyo National Forest.
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