The Upper Owens River
On the Road
Written by Jeremy Harper   
Thursday, 25 March 2010 06:58


The Upper Owens River

My brother and I had been wanting to fish this river for those elusive monster browns for years. Its like gambling, you can get lucky on your first cast but the odds are definitely not in your favor. We tried and tried....lures, flies, shallow, deep, afternoon,.. dusk even. On each cast we were as optimistic as the last,   but nothing worked. I knew that if I could get my line into just the right section of river it would be MY name that graced the plaque attached to that world record trout hanging in the local liquor store that decades of anglers admired with envy. Well, it goes without saying,...we got skunked. At least we didn't walk away empty handed on that picture perfect day.