Crowley Lake Fish Report for 4-29-2009
Crowley Lake Fish Report
Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)
by The Trout Fitter Staff
Water Conditions: Excellent
Very clear except the north arm, which has some sediment, but not bad.
Get out those bottom thermometers and find the warmest water - they'll be waiting for you.
Fishing Conditions and Hatches:
A few nice fish in McGee Bay but spread out in about 19 feet of water half way between the floating bathroom and the mouth of McGee. You'll need deep-water indicators or hand line them in. Sandy Point produced nicely on Monday in warmest water on lake I could find in 12 ft of water but water temp has dropped and the fish are thin. Probably around the corner. Didn't have time to look for them today. The midge hatches were going at 9am.
#16 and #18 Dubbed-head, olive and gary/black Optimidges in the clear water. Maybe the flashback version if the fish are deeper than 10 ft. #16 Optitiger
As one of my early mentors put it so succinctly . . . Deep, Dark and Slow! Size 10 Black Docs will do it. The Crowley Cam is now at the Fish Camp and ready for your viewing.
Guides Hint: This year's Stillwater Classic will be on Saturday, August 8th this year, so circle your calendar and don't miss it or a chance to help the lake! Note: the Double Haul has been pretty much shelved at least for another year.
A six DVD set of last summer's 8-hour Crowley University is now available for those who could not attend. This is a reference library you need to add to your arsenal if you fish the lake. It is a de facto download of everything I've learned in more than 2000 days fishing and guiding the lake. It is being distributed to various shops around the state and available at Trout Fly. Free shipping if you order by phone (800) 637-6912.
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The Trout Fitter Reportsfor Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Owens River: Upper Owens Fish Report
Owens River: Owens River Fish Report
Owens River: Lower Owens River Fish Report
June Lake Loop: June Lake Loop Fish Report
Lee Vining Creek: Lee Vinning Creek Fish Report
Rush Creek: Rush Creek Fish Report
Walker River - East Fork (CA): East Walker River Fish Report
Bridgeport Reservoir: Bridgeport Reservoir Fish Report
The Trout Fitter Reportsfor Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Crowley Lake: Crowley Lake Fish Report- Closed to all fishing until Saturday, April 25, 2009
Owens River: Upper Owens Fish Report- Open year round for catch and release fishing only.
Owens River: Owens River Fish Report- Open year round for catch and release fishing only.
Owens River: Lower Owens River Fish Report- Open year round.
Walker River - East Fork (CA): East Walker River Fish Report- Open year round for catch and release fishing only.
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