The Upper Owens begins as a spring creek near the campground at Big Springs. From there it twists and turns for nearly thirty miles before dumping into Crowley Lake. This river is known for its large lake run Rainbows and Browns in the spring and fall while the hatchery fish above Benton Crossing provide year round action. The Owens is excellent water for the novice angler and lends itself to dries, nymphs and streamers. The Upper Owens is open to fishing year round with special regulations above the Benton Crossing Bridge. Click here for current flows.