Crowley Lake fishing report
Crowley Lake: Excellent
This week has been a great week here on Crowley as the mid-day temperatures have been cooling off and producing an epic afternoon bite. The midge emergece has been very strong as well as an epic perch fry migration as well as a damsel fly migration to boot! Lots and lot's of protein is available for the trout at this time of the year and this is the time when the big fish are putting on a few extra pounds in order to prepare for those dog days of winter. Browns and Cutthroats from 4-8 pounds are regularly caught this time of the year as they are chasing baby perch fry in the shallows along the weed lines. Remember, this is why we have a trophy trout season here on Crowley right now. Take advantage of it as it comes and goes just as the sun and the moon rise and fall! The areas that I would concentrate on this week would be McGee Bay in 7-14 feet, Green Banks in 7-14 feet, Crooked Creek in 7-14 feet, and The Hilton's in 8-15 feet. The flies that I would suggest for the indicator's would be midge larva patterns in #16-18 black/silver, gray/black, black/red, and olive/silver. Also, don't forget about hanging an olive or brown leach pattern under an indicator right now as the perch fry are ever present. For those of you stripping out there I would suggest intermediate sink lines in the mornings and evenings and a Type 3 or 4 full sinking line for the afternoon's. For streamer's I would suggest pulling olive or black matuka's, olive and brown hale bopp leaches, krystal buggers in purple, brown, and cinnamon and hornberg's in sizes #10-14. Don't forget about teaming that streamer up with an olive hare's ear or an olive bird's nest as this will surely get you a few more grabs. 3X to your point fly and hold on! Good luck.
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Area Reporting: Eastern Sierra
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