Fishing can be tough on Lake Crowley depending on the algae, it can make fishing fair to very good

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions: The water temp has soared to about 65F on the bottom across the lake.

Algae is not too bad but some stringy stuff here and there. Keep those flies clean. some surface crud moving around daily here and there also.

The lake is much lower than previous years. Watch out for Pelican Point which sticks out way into the lake.

Look for white buoys and pass to the east.

Also the islands just north of there are poppng out. Watch for buoys and go slow coming in when it is rough as buoys are small and tough to see in chop.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good to Excellent. Big Hilton has been the most consistant with a good mix of fish from 8 to 22". They are also off the point at Little Hilton. Still holding in 13-17 ft of water about everywhere.

Fishing is tough some days if algae is stringy as fish leave.

North end has fish at Six Bays real deep and some right out in the middle in 13-14 ft. Not consistant - but can be good any day then off the next. Same for McGee.

Recommended Flies:
Kent's #16-18 Olive, Black or Gray/Black Bead Head Optimidge with Green Flashback after the sun gets high. Red/Black if you are starting early. Mickey's: Albino Baron early, Shaft Emerger midday.

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