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Crowley Lake Fishing Report, July 25, 2016

The fish bite at Crowley took a down turn since the last fish report. The recent hot weather spell, algae bloom throughout the lake, a recent moon phase, and a noticeable drop in the lake water level have all been factors. The Hilton Bays, McGee, and Sandy Point have been the best zones for action. It has been tough trying to get grabs so lifting anchors and moving around seems to be the norm these days. The perch fry are starting to really show, and there are lots of damsels. The algae is stringy and up and down the water column so you need to pay attention to your flies and keep the green stuff from hiding your flies. There are some days where there is very little to no midge hatches. Bigger bugs such as your perch fry patterns, damsel nymphs, hares ear patterns will get you grabs.

The perch bite in past week has turned on some. We have been getting one or two while fly fishing for the trout in the 16 to 18 foot depths. But perch anglers pursuing them have been doing well in Leighton Springs up to the 18 foot depths either trolling for them, or spin fishing with the grub jigs. The perch will migrate to deeper waters once they move off their spawning beds.

Just a reminder, on August 1st, the Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations kick in at Crowley Lake. No more bait fishing is allowed at Crowley for remainder of the 2016 trout season. You can only fish with artificial lures (includes fly's), and your hooks MUST be barbless. Be aware that any fish not released must be minimum 18 inches in length to legally keep the fish, with maximum two fish in possession.

Fishing has been tough but we are still managing to get some Trophy Crowley trout on the Trucha Fly Fishing Machine. For additional reporting on lake action check out my business Facebook postings. The Facebook link on my website will take you directly to the business page. If you are also interested in my Monthly Newsletter just send me an email or text and I will include you on the mailing list.

Mr. David B., on he fly with his good friend Mr. Ken. It was tough day but we managed to get into a bite. The following pics are some nice Trophy Biggs caught by David and Ken.

Mr. Ken posing with a nice Crowley Sacramento Perch slab.

David with a big Cutty, Ken with a nice Bow, and David with another Big Rainbow! Great angling gentlemen!

Mr. Cliff and his angling buddy Mr. Bill recently on the Trucha Fly Fishing Machine. Cliff brought these nice beauties to the net.

Here's a nice Cutty recently caught while looking for productive fishing zones for Clients.

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