CROWLEY LAKE REPORT MEMORIAL DAY PREVIEW

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Just a small report on what to expect on this coming week leading into the Memorial Day Weekend at Crowley.

 

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was initiated to honor the soldiers for the Union and Confederate armies who died during the American Civil War.

Celebrations honoring Civil War heroes started the year after the war ended. The establishment of a public holiday was meant to unify the celebration as a national day of remembrance instead of a holiday celebrated separately by the Union and Confederate states. By the late 19th century, the holiday became known as Memorial Day and was expanded to include the deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces. In 1971, Memorial Day became a federal holiday.

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CROWLEY LAKE REPORT

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Just back from Crowley this last weekend! The lake is looking fantastic, a little tiny green color in the water but still fantastic visability. Bottom temps are still in the 54 to 56 range, not bad almost perfect for the trout! My brand new Hardy Zephrus Rods 10ft 5wt and Hardy Ultralight 5000 CA DD have been spanking the fish for me and my clients, if you want to try one out, book a trip with me or just shot me an email and if you are in the area, I wll let you try out one of these beautiul setups. The midge hatches have been very, very good. The midges were hatching so thick you could almost breath them in, the other factor is the midges are monsters. I feel a lot of the midges are in the size 12 catagory, this is the way it always works the midges are at there very largest in the beginning of the season and then progressly become smaller and smaller into the season.

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Crowley Lake Opener

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Well friends, Crowley Lake opened with a little weather again this year with rain, snow, sleet, wind and it was very, very cold! Because I had guided trips to prepare for I was out in the middle of all of the weather systems with hundreds of other anglers and braved the elements.

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SPRING TIME AND CHIRONOMIDS

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Spring time is here, most of our lakes have thawed out and the fish are very hungry. Its always a great time to fish stillwaters since the fish are close to the shoreline edges of the lakes that have had ice on them for months. These fish are now looking to start putting on the feed bags and fatten up as much as they can. Midges, which in most stillwaters are around 85% of a trouts diet in the spring, are the main food source until other food items start to appear later on in the season. This is a great time for anglers now to sharpen up on your chrionomid fishing skills and have some fun in the process.

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PRESENTATION SCHEDULE FOR APRIL

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LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING OLD FREINDS AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. I HAVE THE HONOR TO SPEAK TO THREE FLY FISHING CLUBS AND ALSO SPENDING SOME TIME AT A VERY NICE FLY FISHING SHOP IN GRASS VALLEY NAMED THE "REEL ANGLERS FLY SHOP" APRIL 5TH I WILL BE DOING A MEET AND GREET WITH OWNER TOM PAGE FROM 2PM TO 4:30PM. I WILL BE TYING UP SOME OF MY CROWLEY LAKE MIDGE SPECIALS AND LEADER SYSTEMS. LOOKING FORWARD TO SPENDING SOME TIME IN THIS GREAT FLY SHOP MAKING SOME NEW FRIENDS, TALKING ABOUT CROWLEY AND PYRAMID LAKE! 

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