Lower Owens Drift Boat Fishing | Fall 2021 (Video)

nctoadslayerz

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Went up to the Lower Owens in mid-Nov for a couple days in the drift boat. We had a super good time drifting/fishing the entire river from the lower part of the Wild Trout Section down to Line St. Other than a few guides a lot of this water rarely gets touched and we didn’t see a single fisherman in 3 days of fishing. Lucked out with weather in the mid 60’s and light winds each day. We had a fun mix of 8”-14” browns and rainbows with 30-40 fish per day. Most fish came on small streamers and nymphs but we did get a few on BWO’s dries during the mid day hatch. We ran into tons of wildlife floating the river as well. Deer, Owls, Peregrine Falcon, and River Otters. Always a fun time floating the Lower O!

 
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Fishing with a buddy is fun.

Nice video.
 
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If you indeed saw Otters, you need to contact a Fish and Wildlife biologist. There are no known populations on the east side of the Sierra until you get north of Conway Summit (Bridgeport area). If they were small, they were probably Mink. If very large, Beavers. Hronk
 
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nctoadslayerz

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If you indeed saw Otters, you need to contact a Fish and Wildlife biologist. There are no known populations on the east side of the Sierra until you get north of Conway Summit (Bridgeport area). If they were small, they were probably Mink. If very large, Beavers. Hronk
Didn't get a great look at its head as it was underwater but didn't seem big enough to be a beaver. Could have been a juvenile one though
 
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