Crowley is known as one of the best fly fishing stillwater fisheries in the western United States, Crowley lake is nothing short of a fish factory. With four streams and rivers constantly filling Crowley with clean Sierra water, this alkali stillwater fishery has an unbelievable bug population which leads to a great population of fat and healthy Rainbows, Brown Trout and Cutthroat Trout, as well as large Sacramento Perch. Sometimes on our fly fishing guide trips we get all three trout species in a day which is a “Crowley Slam.” Ranging from around 14″ – 25″ these trout will test your fish fighting ability from the hook-set, to the long reel singing runs, and getting them into the net.
When we guide on the boat we will be stillwater midging, striping large and small streamers and sometimes casting dry fly patterns such as Damsel and Dragon flies to take them off the surface. Crowley Lake is open and fishable from the last Saturday in April until the close of the season on November 15th and fishes well throughout the season. We will be in a 19ft Lowe boat with a 115hp four stroke motor to fish for these trout with quick access to the best fly fishing holes with comfort. A boat is the best way to fish on Crowley as conditions on the lake will change quickly and boat allows to easily move to where the fish are biting.