Now's the time to fish Crowley!

Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

Lahontan Cutthroat
Photo Credit: Jim Elias

by Jim Elias

Crowley Lake 10/17/2018   Water temps in 50's across the lake.  Water just has a tint of green right now. 

Rod Size:  #4-#6 Weights

Tippet Size: 3-5X  

Dries: Don't Bother

Nymphs: Red/Black Zebras, Black Zebra #20, Regular Red Baron (no white bead!), Copper Tiger , Shaft Emerger, Copper Zebra Midge

Streamers: Punk Perch, Perfection Perch, Hornberg, Dirty Hippy


DWP is dropping the lake fast still. Expect this to continue for the immediate future.  

Still seeing good concentrations of fish in Layton and alone green banks. A lot of these fish have moved closer to the East side near Big Weed. Lots of fish in less than 10ft of water. If you're not marking fish, don't worry because in the shallow water they're a little weary of boats overhead so they kick out of the way before the sonar can even ping them. Stop and fish anyway, it's worth it. Seeing some fish too in North Landing and along Six Bays, they're a little deeper, closer to 14-15ft.  It's been a late bite, so don't bother getting out at the crack of dawn. Things really start to get going around 11, and start to wind down around 3.

There are still plenty of fish back in Crooked for the days when the wind comes up. McGee looks like it's done for the season. Not seeing much near Sandy either this year or in the Hiltons. Been seeing some boats up in the Owens mouth, but haven't had the chance to check it out myself. 

I still have some openings for next week if anybody's interested in fishing the lake one last time before they pull the docks on the 31st. 

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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