Location

CA
United States
37° 35' 55.0284" N, 118° 44' 31.0236" W

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Provided by Eastern Sierra Guide Service - Pat Jaeger
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
October 16, 2014
Water Conditions: Lake levels continue dropping slowly. 'Now at 6,755.5 ft versus 6,781 ft elevation at the spillway. The islands just outside the marina have finally popped out - be careful and give them a wide berth. Water temperature is slowly dropping at 57�F (on the bottom) uniformly almost everywhere on the lake. Water has some algae near and on the surface but not affecting the fishing beyond changing fly colors some. Weeds across the lake are almost gone. If you find some you will find fish most likely. Fishing Conditions and Hatches: The fish have departed McGee Bay and those remaining are very spread out. Try 15 to 20 ft. North end is good about everywhere in 13 to 15 ft of water. The fish move from day to day so you need to move some as well to stay on them. Six Bays mostly towards the south most bay. Fishing from shore is good if you do not want to join the fleet of boats and tubes. Sandy Point has been producing on most days. Leighton Springs down towards Sometimes Island is on and off. Alligator Point in a stripe north and south in 15 to 17 ft has been consistent last several days. Big Hilton has also been consistent in about 15ft about half way back into the bay on the north shore. The recently planted fish are "everywhere". Try moving, sometimes only 50 ft, to get off them and let the slower-moving, big fish get to your fly. It has been a later bite, usually starting about 9:00 to 9:30am. Recommended Flies: Red/Black Optimdge or Copper Tiger all day. Go to Gray/Black Optimidge or Shaft Emerger also midday.' Time to get out the leech patterns both for stripping and hanging under the indicator Fewer hits but bigger fish for those who want to try a Dubbed-head Olive Optimidge in size 18 midday. Stripping has been on and off for the tubing set. Try a stillwater hare or trail a small PT or Hares Ear behind the usual Perch fry imitations - Hornberg's, Perfection Perch and Punk Perch. Be sure and just twitch it up slowly the last 10-15 ft just like a Midge or Callibaetis ascending.
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Fishing Report Provided by - Joe Callewaert
Rating:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
| Water Temp: | Clarity: Cloudy
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
October 12, 2014
Fished Crowley Lake (Hilton Bay) on Thursday from a boat, Used mostly Grey Midge patterns at about 12 to 14 ft down. Caught about 20 to 25 Trout mostly browns. The biggest was 5lbs and we caught about 10 more between 2 and 3 lbs. overall a good day on the lake.
Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Brown TroutNymph420
2Rainbow TroutNymph524
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