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Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

Photo Credit: Dakota Snider

by Jim Elias

Crowley Lake - 5/5/22 - Water is clear - Surface temps near 55 by early afternoon, bottom temps around 50-52.

Rod Size: #5-#6 Weights

Tippet Size: 3-5X

Dries: N/A

Leader: Deep Indicator Rig 15-25ft, 9ft 4X

Nymphs:   Albino Baron Wine #16, White Tiger #16 , Copper Tiger #16, Albino Baron Red #16, Red/Black Midge #16

Streamers: Black Maribou Leech #12



I scoured the lake at every opportunity I had the last week. Not seeing much going on up in the North arm, save for the big cliff at six bays. Nothing over in Layton, Sandy or Christmas yet. The bulk of the fish I saw when I was out were concentrated in Stormy and near sometimes bay near the weather pole in anywhere from 14-21ft of water. The water temps are very comfortable for these fish so they're going to be fairly spread out for a while. Most of the grabs today were on red, so either red or wine larva and copper tigers or pupa with red wire. 


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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