Drift boating the Lower Owens River near Bishop CA during the fall, winter, and early spring months is the optimum way to fish the secluded and hard to reach sections of this scenic and fertile trout fishery. We offer expert guides with Willie drift boats that can pilot you on the Lower “O”. This is a must do trip if you are interested in fishing here during this time of year. Casting streamers is the predominant method of angling, but there are incredible dry fly opportunities in the fall and early spring. This trip is great for novice and expert anglers alike. Our drift boats can ride up to three anglers comfortably and safely. We have developed unique methods of fly fishing from a drift boat that do NOT require wading during the cooler winter months. We pioneered guided drift boat trips on the Lower Owens and have the most experienced guides in the region. These float trips are a blast and once you drift the Lower “O” you will see why they are so popular. We see the best numbers of fish in the fall and spring months, with the largest trophy trout being caught in the winter.
Drifting the Owens gives you opportunities to fish the more secluded sections of the river which hold trophy sized trout.
Massive rainbows like this beast are possible to catch from our guided drift boats.