Lake Level is Beginning to Drop

Doug Rodricks

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The lake level is beginning to drop and exposing the tops of the weeds in some areas. There is still plenty of flooded grass and shorter weeds where fish have been feeding heavily on perch fry throughout the day. Midges are also being sought out over the mud bottoms, but they have been scarce this season as the rising water levels forced the fertile shallow areas deeper. It will probably be another few weeks before any midge activity starts to appear in the shallower water. This year, the term “shallower water” refers to anything under 20′, which is not usually the norm for a season on Crowley. Perch fry and callibaetis imitations have been doing very well in the channel and along the weeds.  Tiger midges fished along the bottom have also been accounting for good numbers of fish. Fish are spread out throughout the lake but are gravitating toward the creek channels. When the wind comes up in the afternoon the bite can really turn on in McGee and the north arm! Best Flies: Parallel Assassin Dark and Light – 16; Assassin Dark and Light – 16; Parallel Punk Perch Dark and Light – 14, 16; Broken Back Dark Zebra Midge- 16; Crystal Tiger Midge Long -18; Broken Back Copper Tiger Midge – 18; Crystal Copper Tiger Midge – 18; Crystal Midge Pupa Black – 20; Crystal Caddis Larva Olive Copper – 18; Punk Perch Dark and Light – 14, 16; Damsel Nymph Dark and Light; Flashback Pheasant Tail Tungsten Black Head – 14, 16, 18.

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