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Review of Crowley Lake

Crowley Lake
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Owner description: This man-made lake is well-stocked with several types of trout for prime fishing.
Reviewed 4 July 2014

For years and years, visited the Mammoth area but never fished Crowley, well, a couple times and once with a guide, but we like to float tube fly fish, so we stuck to all the smaller lakes in the area. This year we found out "how" to fish Crowley and where to go, and now we have been going every morning and catching some very nice Bows and Browns, you don't catch a lot, but what you catch is nice and big. Get off the lake when the breeze starts if you are not in a boat, the wind quickly picks up shortly can white caps next, and then it's a pain to get back to shore, so plan accordingly. They have also improved their RV campground from years ago.

1  Thank Robtzu
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

My fiends and I dropped by one day recently after a nice day fishing at Convict Lake. We were discouraged from coming by two rangers? Employees? We weren't sure but they didn't willingly give us any information that was helpful about current fishing conditions. It was, admittedly, the end of the season but having fished there many times, we knew there was still some trout fishing, mostly flyfishing, and fishing for the delicious Sacramento Perch. When we asked if we could drive down to the dock area, they said no one was manning it and couldn't say whether it would be open tomorrow or not. Who were these rude people at the gate?

1  Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

It's not one of those beautiful viewable lakes that you can gaze at for hours. It definitely is a fishing lake though. A place where you go and sit out there for hours.

Thank Nancy R
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Although this is an open high desert lake, it has a few kayaking amenities. There is a huge arm near the dam that has several sand beach landings, places to hike and calm water. We saw several species of wildlife including one we'd never seen in the wild (we're retired professional biologists). Watch the wind religiously - it can get rough quickly and if you're in a sit on top, you can be in trouble quickly.

1  Thank foodiefool_10
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

It is a nice big lake. You can watch it from the car. There is a turnout point where you can read info about it, and it has a marina for boats. I did not like it because it did not have shade at all, nor trees or vegetation around it, and we did not have a boat, so we just "kept moving." Bit there are other beautiful lakes with fish and beautiful scenery, I would not stop at this one.

Thank iloredana
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