Lower Owens River | 11/17-11/19

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  1. Risentidefishing

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    Took a quick trip up the the Lower Owens to take advantage of the reduced flows and beautiful weather. Got up there early on Sunday and were inflating our raft somewhere around Five Bridges by 10am. The fishing was excellent the entire time with at least 20 fish being landed each day. Tungsten Jig Head Soft Hackles size 14-18 did the trick for us. Nice mix of wild Browns and Rainbows around the Five Bridges area with primarily Browns coming from our drift through the Lower Wild Trout section. The raft is an absolute GAMECHANGER around there as it allowed us to access the sections of the river that rarely see any pressure. All of our fish were full of piss and vinegar and we've never had so many fish almost jump in the boat as we did this trip. Also got to break in the new Mavic Mini drone with some cool shots of the scenery up there. Hard to beat!



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    That looks insane well done. I hope the conditions on the Western Sierra hold next week and the fishing is almost as good.
     
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    Wow!! Thanks for the beautiful get a way!!
     
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    Well that was cool!
     
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    I was up there for three days around the same time. Used a Euro-rig (heavy 2 nymph setup) the whole time and did very well like you guys but I fished from on foot in some of the more popular areas. Cool video!

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    Love the drone footage!
     
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    I agree, its done well. Drones have really improved the quality of fly fishing videos come out. It really impressive what people can put together anymore.
     
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    Thanks for sharing! I’m in a bit of a rut fishing everything super close to Mammoth. I need to branch out and experience that beautiful water!
     
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    There is some great water to the south the guys who all rush up to Mammoth or convict all miss... Just saying, Inyo county is an amazing place
     
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