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Crowley Lake Fishing Report, October 17, 2016

Fall is prime time for catching, and so far it has been a "Rock-tober" bite. The hot spots have been Sandy Point, Alligator Point, Leighton Springs, and the North Arm. Most of the fleet has been fishing Alligator and Leighton Springs. I continue to enjoy good, to very good, to epic action in 10 to 13 feet along weed lines in the North Arm.

The weather up to Thursday October 13th was just amazing. Cold mornings, warm by 9 am, and a very calm lake throughout most of the day.  On Friday the 14th, a predicted storm front hit. We are now at the tail end of this weather system (I hope!) which brought heavy wind, gusts over 65 mph, some light rains, and a dusting of snow on the surrounding mountains.

Clients on the Trucha Fly Fishing Machine have enjoyed some epic action the past two weeks! Excellent number of takedowns and fish numbers to the net. I have been amazed at the number of Trophy size fish being hooked these days. The "Biggs" start to roll in on the forage around 10 am. All the fish are eating as evidenced by their girth. This is why the big rainbows in Crowley are somtimes called Steelhead. Their sheer size and girth resembles steelies and even salmon.

Hang blood midges, copper tigers, black and gray patterns. My top flies continue to be perch fry imitations and leech patterns.

TFFGS is down to the last two weeks of the 2016 guiding season. I have some open dates remaining so call now to book a trip.

TFFGS Tip of the Fish Report!"  When the bite tapers off, and the midges start to appear on the water surface, switch colors. There is a good chance you'll start to get grabs again.

Check out this very nice article published in the Sierra Reporter this past week. If the link doesn't bring up the article, I have attached a copy to this fish report.

Trucha Fly Fishing Guide Service (TFFGS), always "Keeping it Reel!"

Roberta Ross and her husband Bill had an Epic day on the Trucha Fly Fishing Machine celebrating their special 40th wedding anniversary. Lots of action and Roberta posing with just one of many Trophy size trout she landed. Roberta hit the Crowley slam with Trophy size bows and browns also.

Mr. Bill Ross with just one of many Biggs he brought to the net.

Eric Kvamme was all smiles during an epic day with TFFGS. This was only the second time on Crowley for Eric and good friend Fred.

Mr. Michael Aceves and long time friend Adam Leeds just flat out had two Epic days on the TFF Machine. Lots of fun, action, laughs,  friendly competition and memories. This is just one of many Trophy Hoggs landed by Michael.

Mr. Adam Leeds holding one of numerous huge Bows he battled. You are the good luck charm Adam!

The Aceves Bros, Michael and Manny. These guys know how to fly fish. Familia time.....Priceless!

"BOWS N BROS" Manny and Michael.

"BOWS N BROS" longtime childhood friends, Michael and Adam. What a blast we had boys! Memories for ever!

Young lady angler Ms. Brielle on board for her first time ever on Crowley. This bow was her first Crowley fish. Brielle really enjoyed the epic action and also landed a nice 19 inch brown among the numerous she hooked and battled.

Jerry Strain, a fly fishing guide from Big Bear rocked the Trophy Biggs posing with one of his 21 inch bows he brought to the net.

This is the article published this past week. Many thanks to Publisher Mr. Noe Gadea, and Journalist Christina Reed.

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