Crowley Lake Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions:  Fair-Good

Algae seems to be thinning but still patchy so you may have to move around.

ATTENTION: The Owens River Gorge is going to get flushed 8/3-8/9 so the lake level may drop rapidly and have a strong affect on fishing. It all depends on how much water they release, the lake has been dropping about an inch a day with around 250 cfs outflow so we'll see what happens.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

The perch are now a definite part of the food chain. This is the tough time where it's hard to figure out what they're on because it's constantly changing. Time of day is an important consideration and also how close to stream mouths you are fishing because the fish could be feeding on something being washed into the lake. Between that and the stream flows dropping the fish have started migrating towards the stream channels. You can still find them in 25' to 35' but they're now showing in 10' to 22' and they aren't glued to the bottom so make sure you fish several depths. McGee Bay and Green Banks are good bets. The adult perch have moved to the outside of the weeds. There are fish in Crooked Creek but haven't heard to much positive. Lots of Damsels and small Calibaetis emerging 10-1.

Recommended Flies

Dries: Horny Damsel #10

Nymphs: Shaft Emerger #14-16 | Albino Baron #14-16 | G/B Opti Tiger #16-18 | Optimidge Olive/Dun #16-18 | Double Bead Zebra slvr/blk small | Dainty Damsel #12 | Dreaded Damsel # 12 | Poxyback Calibaetis #16-18 | Bubbas Calibaetis #14-16

Streamers: Crystal Bugger Black #8 | Marabou Leech Burgundy or Brown #12 | Punk Perch #14-16 | Baby Fat Minnow #6

More Reports


The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, July 30th
Mammoth Lakes Basin: Mammoth Lakes Basin Fishing Report
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
San Joaquin River: San Joaquin River Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens Fishing Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Saturday, July 25th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
San Joaquin River: Road is Open and The Crowds Are Horrendous
Crowley Lake: Perch Fry are Starting to Show!!!
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report


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