Small Midges are Currently the Norm

Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

Max with another stellar fish!

by Tom Loe

Good midge hatches have been coming off daily.  Small midges are currently the norm in the #18-20 range.  Perch fry and callibaetis mayflies still around.  Fishing along the weed beds which transition to a mud bottom have been the most productive areas.  Some killer cutthroat and rainbows have been feasting in these areas.  Some days call for your midges to be hung inches off the bottom, while others have them fishing 2-3′ off for best results.  Best areas have been the north arm, Leighton Springs, Alligator Point, McGee Bay and Crooked Creek. #16-18 Copper Tiger Midge, #18 Zebra Midge, #16 Parallel Assassin Dark, #16 Parallel Assassin Light, #16 Parallel Punk Perch Dark, #18 Gillie Light and Dark have been the best flies.

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