Crowley Lake, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Crowley Lake, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Crowley Lake is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 53 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 7am-11am

Best stretch:

Best access point: North Landing off Benton Crossing Road or The Marina

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Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good-Very Good The smoke situation has gotten better but we are still having some bad days. Fishing is still very good, lots of small fish with plenty of big fish mixed in. The perch are still producing for people stripping streamers but hanging it under an indicator has not been as effective. Remember that unless you are ready to immediately cast to a boil there's no point in worrying about it, those fish are flushing Perch fry off the bottom and then going right back down. Don't be afraid to throw streamers up against the banks, you'll find fish in water 1-2 feet deep. When midging I haven't seen that any one color is working better than others but I have done well with larger flies on the bottom smaller above. For the bottom fly I've been using red early and black later. McGee Bay has slowed way down, the fish have to be somewhere if you want to explore the area. The north end has picked back up and everywhere it seems 6-16 feet is best. Big and Little Hilton have had their moments as well as Crooked Creek. Crooked had been decent but with the drop in water levels they have moved out.

Fish species:

Fishing season: APRIL 28 - NOV 15

Nearest airport: MAMMOTH - YOSEMITE (MMH)

Person Fishing in a stream

Crowley Lake Description

Report covers Crooked Creek, Hilton Bays, McGee Bay, Sandy Point, Six Bays, Green Banks, South Weed, Big Weed, Sometimes Island, Leighton Springs, Alligator Point.

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