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Posted on April 20, 2012 | Permalink

Fishing at Owens Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Owens Creek- Stocked Section

Headed to Owens, first stop was the Roddy Road Bridge. No trout taken from here, but I did catch 2 redear sunfish. As I worked my way upstream, towards the route 15 bridge there were a lot of people here especially for 3 o'clock during the week. When fishing a creek like this, you remember two things, and they are…

1. You must think like a stocking truck. Fish won't be in the middle of nowhere because the DNR will stock close to the road or wherever they can pull off. So don't fish every single hole, or it will take you a couple days here in Owens.

2. Look for the (golden) rainbow trout, most likely a couple golden rainbow trout will be mixed in with the rainbows in each hole. If you don't see a golden right after stocking then "most likely" it will be a hit or miss kind of thing.

There were a lot of fish-filled pools, only one thing, they were all filled with anglers. I managed to fish one pool below the route 15 bridge and they weren't hitting. Upstream we went, headed up to where the mudslide along 550 was a couple months back. Tons of fish here. I saw one guy land like a 19 incher. I managed 4 rainbows. Not too bad. I really don't know why more people don't take advantage of this awesome location later in spring and summer. There are some nice holes in the mid-section of Owens, some that hold over some really trout.

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Tags: redear sunfish, rainbow trout