Crowley Lake Fly Fishing Report-updated 7-27

Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)


by Tom Loe
7-31-2013
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The lake has turned over just recently and water conditions have improved greatly. The largest concentrations of fish have shifted from Big Hilton towards McGee Bay 10-15 feet, and the North Arm 10-14 feet. Weed lines begin in both areas around the ten foot mark; however you will find some as deep as 14 feet in the north end. Midges and damsel activity is strong with a good showing of tiny perch fry. Don't neglect to use a small punk perch or damsel nymph pattern as an upper fly. Broken back tiger midges & gillies are good choices when you have some texture/wind on the water. Try a punk perch and Assassin combo along the weed lines. Watch the T-storms, the winds have been kicking up early.

The Still Water Classic is back on again and slated for 8-3-13. This is a catch and release trout derby on Crowley. Call 760-935-4301 for details. The trophy season begins 8-1 with special angling restrictions in effect until Nov. 15th.

Photos:
Pictured Above: Sabrina got Bad Leroy Brown in the north arm. Saaaweeet!
Photo #1: Beth and Ryan with a nice double
Photo #2: 83 years of experience! Don got a nice one with Two Bug Doug doing the guiding
Photo #3: Jim and Sergey had an epic day on Crowley fly fishing in Big Hilton. Nice double guys!
Photo #4: Bobby B with one of his Crowley brownies.
Photo #5: Nice brownie Ryan! Way to go buddy.
Photo #6: Father Mike got a fat Crowley bow too.
Photo #7: Mike M with a thick brown. Good numbers of these catchable sized rascals around this year on Crowley.

If you would like to go fly fishing with Sierra Drifters give them a call at (760) 935 4250 and for more information visit their website www.sierradriters.com.



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