Things are starting to pick up on the Upper Owens. Numbers of Crowley Rainbows are up, but temperatures and storms have kept most anglers away. Snowfall is supposed to continue into the week with 16-20 ft of snow predicted to fall in the Sierra. We were hitting -14F as we passed through Mammoth Lakes on our way to Pyramid Christmas Day.
Pyramid lake did not upset, though it was a little slow and cold as ice, we managed to get some nice fish with one 10b going into the air and hammering a balanced Tui Chub. A handful of others on original popcorn beetles and baitfish rigs.
East Walker River was on fire with over 12 fish caught in the last two hours of light. The fish took large prince nymph variations and hares ears under a hopper.
Our local So Cal waters have been consistent with the catching of wild browns and rainbows on nymph patterns.
Our webstore is now up and running. Go check out our fly selection and NuCast gear in the store section of our website menu. Happy New Year! be safe and have fun out there.