The Lake is Dropping at a Fast Pace!

Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

Lahontan Cutthroat
And Ashley with another big one, this time a cutthroat trout!

by Tom Loe

The lake is dropping at a fast pace and some shorelines are starting to re-appear that are usually high and dry much earlier in the season. You can see some of the weeds now, which once housed an abundance of new life,  sitting dry on the shoreline.  Foot access is slowly starting to open up around Six Bays and the North Landing zone.  The weed lines along the Owens River channel are now well defined and visible.  Algae is starting to roll in from the cool snap that came through last week but it has not been a problem for fishing.  Smaller midges are hatching now throughout the day and the fish are keying in on these over the mud bottoms.  With the drop in the water level, the weed beds are becoming shallower and fishing the defined “Weed Walls” has been yielding some really nice trout.  Our Parallel Assassin Light and Dark and Parallel Perch have been fooling some big ones!  If you see the pelicans in the weeds, there are perch fry, and where there are fry, there are big trout!

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