Owyhee River, Lower

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
3 am
1.41/78

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Adult

Size 12-18 Goddard Caddis, X Caddis, Parachute Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis. Body: brown, green, dark gray; Wing: tan, brown

Egg-layer

Size 12-18 Diving Caddis, Soft Hackle. Body: brown; Wing: black

Riffles, current seams, backeddies below riffles: surface swing, shallow nymph, rising nymph

► Hatches may not be as strong as in July.

Pupa

Size 10-22 Chans Chironomid Pupa, Zebra Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

Adult

Size 10-22 Griffiths Gnat, Sprout Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

► Look for evening hatches.

Adult

Size 2-8 Muddler, Woolly Bugger, Clouser Minnow, Possie Bugger. Browns, olives, silver, greens

Lakes; rivers over gravel and cobble, undercut banks: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift, deep swing

► Streamers can be productive at any time in the slow water where the brown trout hang out.

Trout


► Irrigation season can render this river high and cold at this time of year.

Mahogany duns may hatch later in the month, but usually this hatch is stronger later in the year.

Pale morning duns should be hatching in the evening.

► During the day, you'll do best to work a size-18 nymph near the bottom, or try a red, tan, or orange San Juan Worm . . . or take a nap until evening.
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