Fish finally on the move!

Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

Mammoth local Greg's third fish on a fly rod!
Photo Credit: Jim Elias

by Jim Elias

Water temps in the upper 60's across the lake. Algae is starting to grow fast now. Lake is pretty green from Sandy Point North.

Rod Size:  #4-#6 Weights

Tippet Size: 3-5X  

Dries: Don't Bother

Nymphs: Red Baron Large, Copper Tiger Large, Shaft Emerger Large, Copper Zebra Midge #16, Jensen's Callibaetis #16

Streamers: Leeches

Water temps are on the rise, so the fish are slowly moving out of the deep into shallow stream channels in McGee and the Upper Owens channel in the North arm. Water temps are moving into the upper 60's all over the lake, which has the algae going crazy. It's building fast from about Sandy Point all the way to the Owens River inlet. Still lots of small fish in Crooked, Whiskey, Beaver and Big Hilton, with the occasional sizable fish thrown in there. Things should start to get really good as soon as the bulk of these fish move into the channels. When that happens, make sure you get out there early to grab your spot. Otherwise if you're late to the game you'll be stuck out deep while the rest of the fleet is in the channel.

Fish Mammoth Guides Services is located in Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County). Fishing Guide, Jim Elias, can take you fishing on Crowley Lake, Upper Owens, Lower Owens and East Walker River. To book your guided fishing trip with Jim Elias please all him at (760) 582-2195 and for more information please visit his WEBSITE..

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Fish Mammoth Reports
for Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Hot Creek: Flows are on the Rise!
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Lots of Fish on the Move!
Owens River - Lower: High Flows Making Things Difficult!
East Walker River (CA): Plenty of Big Fish!
Crowley Lake: Crowley Lake Report