Quality of Fish Continues to be Great Here!

Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Tom Loe

The quality of fish continues to be great here.  Not as hot and heavy on the numbers as it has been due to fish feeding over the weed tops in deeper water and focusing on perch fry.  The callibaetis are still hatching in solid numbers.  The fish that are eating midges are still being caught inside the river and creek channels in McGee Bay and the Owens arm.  Mornings have been pretty good and as the afternoons approach it tends to slow some until the wind kicks up and spurs the bite again.  McGee Bay seems to be the opposite, as it can be slower in the mornings and then build into a better bite as the afternoon approaches. Sandy Point looking very good, conditions-wise, as the lowering waterline exposes the weed edge. Lots of fish cruising and hanging tight to the wall here. Crooked Creek loaded with fish in deeper water. Good mix of smalls and bigs here. Slow stripping perch fry imitations over the weeds in most areas can draw strikes from hungry trout when the indicator fishing slows and the fish are rolling on the surface. Midges, Assassins, and Punk Perch have been good flies recently.

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