Solid Numbers of Fish On The Daily

Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

Phil Therrien assists young Nathan Lau with his first Crowley ‘bow!
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Sierra Drifters

by Doug Rodricks
(760) 935-4250

What a month of May it has been here with solid numbers of fish on a daily basis. We have been seeing double and triple hookups here quite often on most days as the fish have been feeding in 12 to as deep as 25′ of water. We have employing some different methods here depending on the depth of the water and connecting with some real solid fish. If brown trout are your thing, then now is a good time to get on the lake as we are seeing plenty of them daily. Mix in some stellar rainbows and the occasional large cutthroat trout and you’ve got yourself a solid Crowley Lake slam! Going into this weekend we should see some enormous midge hatches as the weather warms back up to seasonal temperatures. Larva patterns have been the best during the low pressure days tight to the bottom, but the fish should begin to feed higher up as we get into the bigger hatch periods.  #18 Broken Back Copper Tiger, #18 Broken Back Dark Tiger, #18 Broken Back Zebra, #18 Broken Back Gillie, #12 Level Crystal Leech, and #18 Gillie Dark and Light Chironomid Pupa have still been the hot flies this week.

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Sierra Drifters Reports
for Tuesday, May 28th

: Eastern Sierra Fish'N Conditions
Walker River - East Fork (CA): Fishing Will Pick Back Up Again Soon
Hot Creek: Fishing Has Been Fun Here
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Conditions Are Changing Daily
Owens River - Middle: Flows Jumped Up A Few Days Ago

Sierra Drifters Reports
for Thursday, May 23rd

: Eastern Sierra Fish’N Conditions
Crowley Lake: Continues To Be Good At Crowley
Owens River - Middle: Fishing Edges Can Yield Some Takes
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Cutts Will Be Making Their Run Soon
Hot Creek: Spring Can Be The Best Days on The Creek
Walker River - East Fork (CA): Flows Have Dropped



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