EPIC BITE at McGee! Father's Day marked the beginning of the indicators going under, Crowley-esque style. The prior three weeks of June had anglers wondering where in the heck the trout had gone. The trout bite was dead to slow! While fishing at Alligator and Leighton Springs on Papa's Day, bingo! The Trucha (trout) started hitting the midge fly's. The very good bite continued at these locations the next two days with double digits to the net.
On June 22nd, I received word that McGee went off. The next morning, I rolled out to McGee and sure enough, EPIC, game on!! Bummer that I did not have a booked guide trip this day. A midge hatch was in the air, and the indicator was going under big time. Flat out "En Fuego", with lots of Biggs going airborne and putting on exciting aerobatic shows. All the Crowley species rolled in with appetites. The brown trout, cutts, and rainbows. In the last 20 years I have seen and experienced some EPIC bites on Crowley and this day was one of those days. It felt as if I was fishing in a fish hatchery. This day's action will go down in my memory as another "best of the best." I ended up with a sore forearm and shoulder to show for it, but I love it! This may be the start of the 2016 Crowley glory days anglers. As of this report, the EPIC bite at McGee continues. I received word yesterday that the North Arm was slow to dead.
Some clients took advantage of the McGee EPIC bite "Hot News Flash" I reported on my business Facebook page, and were not disappointed. The pictures speak for themselves with 25 to 30 plus fish to the net in half day guide trips. Fly's that are getting grabs in big numbers include your blood midge patterns in the morning, then switching to gray or black patterns. Hanging those point flies from 8 inches up to two feet will put you in the happy-happy action zone.
The Sacramento Perch bite is day to day. Mostly very good though if you know how to fish for them. I have been pursuing them in the McGee area closer along the 395 corridor water shore. We are getting them in six to 15 foot depths amongst the weed beds. Just to remind you anglers, I offer guide trips I call my "P/T" (perch/trout) Guide Trips. We'll fish for perch first, then switch to fly fishing for trout. My P/T Guide Trips are available the months of June and July only. The perch will leave their weed beds and go into the deeper waters once their spawn process is completed. Guide trips with clients early on this month were productive, fun, and exciting. Perch fishing is a great choice anglers, especially when the trout are not biting!
The weather forecast is calling for thunderstorms next several days. The Fourth of July weekend weather is going to be sunny perfect. I'm expecting some nice midge hatches and continued hot fish bite action.
I would much rather have clients on the Trucha Fly Fishing Machine, so call now to book a trip. I have openings from this weekend to next week. Crowley is growing even more in popularity as seen by the crowds every week. I hope you'll make the decision, to come up and experience this great fishery, and it's surrounding outdoor beauty. I love the Eastern High Sierras! I know you will to!
Mr. Wayne and his lovely wife Linda enjoying the EPIC bite at McGee!
Young Angler Oliver posing with this 23 inch Cutthroat beauty he landed while fishing with his Dad and sister on the Trucha Fly Fishing Machine.
Part of the family, Charlotte, dad James, and Oliver with a nice 20 inch Brown. Brilliant!
Mom Amy took this picture of the kids on the Perch
Mr. Stanley G. also having a fun time catching the Perch.Stan was a first timer on Crowley and the Eastern Sierras.
This was a nice picture of the Hilton creek snow melt run-off just above the small town of Crowley.
Posted on Wed, June 29, 2016
by David Carranza