Winter has arrived and as much as I love fly tying, I need to go fishing. Bishop and the Lower Owens is only five hours away so get out your gear, pack some warm clothing and let’s go fishing.
Cloudy skies and maybe a little drizzle can do wonders for getting those Blue Wing Olive nymphs to become active and start wriggling toward the surface. With the right weather the BWO hatches can be more intense and last a lot longer creating some exciting fishing. And of course there is always midges which can be fished subsurface but with a good hatch can create some good dry fly fishing as well.
This outing is for everyone, experienced and beginners, but you all need to provide your own equipment, leaders, tippet and flies. We will have some volunteers to act as mentors for those who might need a little help, but this is a fishing outing, and we will all be fishing.
I have planned the outing to go from Friday to Sunday, and we will all meet at the river on Saturday morning, pair up head to the water. If you arrive early enough on Friday you might be able to get some fishing in on that day as well. I will give you all a list of places to stay in Bishop and you will be responsible for making your own reservations. We will get together for dinner Friday and Saturday evening and possibly breakfast Saturday morning.
Weather conditions and the fishing is variable in the winter time so you have to be prepared for anything and take what you get, but from past experience, the fishing can be really good.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714 742-5865 to sign up for trip or if you have any questions. Lyman Kennedy, streamkeeper