Crowley Lake Fish Report

Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Tom Loe

Unlike last year the gem of the Sierra will have a fast start. The chironomids are showing in force recently and with the ice free condition the lake has seen this spring we should have a good early start. Water temps are way above average for this time of year and the fish will be holding in shorter water for the beginning of the season. Fly fishers should focus on the 10-12 foot range around Sandy Pt. moving towards Alligator and into the North Arm. The Hiltons will also have concentrations of trout. The rainbows will be smaller than usual on average. This is due to last falls DFG plantings, but the numbers will make up for size this spring I am sure.

If you are planning on bringing your own boat be prepared for increased inspections with tighter restrictions. The blah, blah about the Quagga Mussel is continuing and will be a factor we are told by the ever environmentally sensitive LADWP.

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