Crowley Lake / East Walker River 9/11-9/14 (Video)

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  1. Risentidefishing

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    Little late on the report but got back from the Eastern Sierra's this past Wed. Spent two days on Crowley and one day fishing the East Walker. The bite at Crowley was just starting to pick up thanks to a couple cool days and some rain. Our first day we got blown off the lake at 11:30 but still managed 4 fish before the wind picked up. All the fish were 18-22" (3 rainbows + 1 20" Brown) on midges. Grey and Albino/red tight to the bottom worked best for us. Day 2 we fished the East Walker River. Unfortunately due to all the rain the river was blown out with 1ft visibility. We still managed to have a fun day with about 15 fish or so. Even split between Brown and Rainbow with the biggest fish being a Brown trout around 18". Hot ticket was Olive/brown dead drift crayfish patterns under an indicator or big foam dry fly. Last day we fished Crowley again until 11:45 for 6 fish. All Cutthroat trout from 18-20" and all on the albino/red midge tight to the bottom. Overall fishing was a little slower for numbers than my trip around the same time last year but the average size seemed to better. Already looking forward to the next trip up there!

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    Crowley definitely tougher this year than last! Seems like it's been on a decline the last 4 years. The algae has been coming and going alot more the last few years, and harder to predict now. I heard it got real nasty in parts of the lake these last couple days..enough to get a health warning. The Walker is so fun when it's running clear!
     
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