Location

CA
United States
37° 35' 55.0284" N, 118° 44' 31.0236" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Water levels are rising ever so slightly every week. Present elevation is 6,764.2 ft. versus 6,781 at the spillway. The water temps are starting to rocket and but still only a hint of algae. Water is still crystal clear. Uncanny year. Second Crowley Cam at the Fish Camp with streaming video is online. Fishing Conditions and Hatches: The hot water has moved all the fish into the areas around the inlets, namely McGee Bay and Hilton. (Haven't looked at Crooked lately) Get out the bottom thermometers and see if you can find a stripe of cool water any colder than 68.2� F, the prevailing bottom temperature everywhere. If so, throw the anchor over . . . they will be there. Recommended Flies: Nymphs: Albino Baron, Disco Baron early then Copper Tiger, Dubbed Head Flashback Gray/Black Optimidge later in the AM. Try Dubbed Head Olive Optimidge brightest part of day and you might stick a real monster. Hang a Damsel up above your midges - the alternative meal. Also put it one on the bottom if you see 10 crawling up your anchor rope. Streamers: AP Emerger, Damsel Fly nymph patterns, Slow strip midge trailers. 

 

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

The usual places have been producing some nice fish with the upper arm being the most productive. So far this Fall the lake has been fishing consistantly. Flies to use are black or olive tiger midges, crystal midges or zebra midges. For those of you that are pulling streamers, matukas, hornbergs, wooly buggers black or olive and leach patterns are good bets.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Clarity: Cloudy 2 fish caught

Fished Crowley Lake from shore (Greenbanks and Crooked Creek) the weekend of Nov 7th / 9th. Algea still floating from shore out about 10 to 15 ft. Fished mostly a dead drift presentation. With an indicator between 12 ft and 9 ft above the bottom fly, just had to find where the fish were. Fished a 3 fly combo with either a leech pattern or punk perch as the top fly. Tried many different flies as the middle and bottom fly. Midges seemed to work best though there was really no hatch going off. Caught a 4 lb rainbow about 24" on a grey midge. Caught a 20" brown on a brown Leech. Caight a couple on a red black midge with red ribbing with a white head.  Didnt catch a lot of fish but what we caught were quality fish.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Brown TroutNymph
2Rainbow TroutNymph

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