Monday, March 20, 2017
Opening weekend at Crowley Lake was a windy and cold one. Anglers took 2 to 3 ﬁsh each with close to a third of all the hooked ran over the 15-inch mark. The perch run up to around 3 pound but mostly between 1 and 2 pounds.
The also some no-limit action for Sacramento perch all summer. A delicacy at the table, there is no limit at Crowley for Perch. Our fishing report indicates the best ﬁshing is in June and July, the most numerous of the ﬁsh at Crowley are rainbow, with a few native browns.
As our fishing map shows, the best spots are from the Green Banks to Sandy Point, but still ﬁshing from a boat is optimum in McGee Bay. Trollers motoring from Chalk Cliffs to McGee Bay is the ticket.
For ﬁshermen from shore include Hilton Point and along the area from Leighton Springs to Chalk Cliff. The same stretch can also be bait ﬁshed from a boat, Riggs added.
Bait ﬁshermen use air- inflated nightcrawlers, red salmon eggs, or Zeke’s Floatin‘ Bait. Zeke’s best baits seem to be Yellow and the garlic, corn and original ﬂavor. Baits should be on the bottom, weighed with sliding egg sinkers. Needlefish are the most optimum trolling lure, then flasher-and-‘crawler combinations and Rapalas minnow imitations.
Our fishing report says you have get the lure fairly deep, around 10 to 15 feet, use 12- to 18-pound test leadcore line and most importantly, troll slow.
Perch are caught with Maribou jigs, Go-Getters and Crappie Busters, stick with white and yellow colors.
Crowley has a number of special restrictions effecting ﬁsh limits, season length and the use of boats. There‘s a seven-trout limit on the lake from the opener until Aug. l. Then there’s a two-trout limit with a minimum length of l8 inches and only artiﬁcial lures with a single barbless hook are allowed from Aug. l through Nov.15, when the lake closes until spring. There’s no limit on the number of Sacramento perch that can be taken, but remember the
barbless hook regulation after Aug. l.
Location: Crowley Lake, lies along Highway 395 about 30 miles north of Bishop
. As aour Fishing Map shows, its fairly big, about four miles long and two miles across.
From the general trout opener in April through Aug. 1 there is a 5 trout limit. From Aug. 1 then closing on Nov. 15 there is a 2 -trout limit, a minimum of 18 inches, only with artificial lure with barbless hook requirement as well.
Perch can be taken from the end of April through Nov. 15 but remember the barbless hook requirement after Aug. 1.
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