Crowley Lake Fishing Report

Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)


by The Trout Fitter Staff
9-11-2008
(800) 637-6912
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Water Conditions:
Water temperature is dropping fast with cold nightime temps. McGee Bay has water down to 50 deg in the shallows and out to a beautiful 56-58 out in about 7-8 ft. The north end is getting back to reasonable temps along Green Banks as well.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:
Kent is in SoCal doing fly club seminars but the word around the shop from other guides is that the lake is still producing fair numbers and some big fish daily.
For McGee fishing goes from wide open to slow-steady day by day but overall the big attraction is the 20+ inch fish that are prevelent everyday, with most fish in that 15-16" range.
Stay outside in about 7-10 ft of water where you'll find a mix of sizes and species. Crooked Creek has shut down due to algae and Green Banks has been pretty steady.

Recommended Flies:
Go with bead-head, black Optiimidges in size 16 or olive Optimidges in size 18 with blood worms in 16 and 14 early as usual. The strippers in the tubes have finally started out-fishing the bobber set. Work inside of the fleet near the weeds or in the area with individual stalks. All the usual stuf f, Mylar Matukas, Hornbergs, Perfection Perch, Punk Perch, Stillwater Hares, and small, dark wooly buggers will do the trick if presented right - slooooooow just off the bottom. -k

Guides Hint:
There is a 50 ft wide stripe of cooler water leading from inside to outside and if you are off the stripe you will starve. Get in line with other boats who are catching. Location is very important these days. A four DVD copy of the recent Crowley University seminar will be available soon for those who could not attend. This is a reference library you need to ad to your arsenal if you fish the lake.


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