BEST FISHING SPOT FOR CATCHING AN EPIC SUNSET
Let me introduce you to local fly fishing guide Harry Blackburn, who’s joining us today with a Mammoth Lakes Insider Tip for what fishing spot offers the best sunsets…
BEST FISHING SPOT (FOR SUNSETS): CROWLEY LAKE (ON A FLOAT TUBE)
The fishing spot for catching gorgeous sunsets is from a boat or float tube Crowley Lake.
Crowley Lake from McGee Bay provides 360-degree views of the area, including the Minarets, Mammoth Mountain, McGee Mountain and Canyon, Mount Morgan, the Glass Mountains, as well as Boundary Peak and the White Mountain.
HOW TO GET THERE
By Boat or float tube. You can access by boat until Oct 31 from the Crowley Lake Fish Camp Marina off the Crowley lake Dr 15 miles south of Mammoth via Hwy 395 or by float tube from Benton Crossing Road via dirt road just past the Whitmore Pool on the right-hand side. Once on the dirt road, keep to the right road will bring you close to the lake in the vicinity of McGee Bay.
INSIDER FISHING TIPS
In the fall, consider fishing from a float tube. As the lake drops, and the weed beds will be exposed on nonexistent, the perch fry will cruise the shoreline to avoid the hungry trout. Use an intermediate sinking line or floating line in the shallows.
If you move away from the shoreline out into deeper water, a faster-sinking line may be required. Reach this area by boat. Look for trout crashing the fry. Cast in the direction strip in an erratic fashion like a minnow getting away. Pause, then continue retrieving and hang on. Streamer’s mimicking perch fry in sizes 10-14 generally work well!
The evening can be the best time of day as the water is warmer and the fish and insects are more active. Areas of the lake to target are: Green banks, Six Bays, McGee Bay, Big Hilton, Leighton Springs, and Crooked Creek.
Harry Blackburn believes trout don’t live in ugly places. You can quote him on that! He can typically be found stalking trout in the San Joaquin River, Crowley Lake, The Lower Owens, or the Walker River. You’ll recognized him more by what you don’t see than what you do. You won…
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