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Crowley Lake

kayaking crowley lakeCrowley Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

Crowley Lake is located just off Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra, 25 miles north of Bishop and 12 miles south of Mammoth Lakes. Crowley Lake is on a huge flat basin below Mammoth Lakes, which provides exhilarating panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada snow-capped mountain peaks. But the flat brush-covered shoreline offers little in the way of scenic coves to explore. However, it does provide a rkayak Fishing Crowley lakeelaxing paddling unless you happen to arrive on a day when there is a fishing contest, and over five hundred boats may be on the lake at the same time. I recommend calling before planning a trip to Crowley Lake to see if there is a fishing tournament during the same period of time you plan to go.

Crowley Lake is most known for trout fishing, however, in recent years, various other water sports, such as kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, and wake surfing, have become more popular.

Crowley Lake  is planted with hundreds of thousands of small rainbow trout each summer. By the next opening day, these fish average almost one pound each. The best kayak fishing opportunities for larger rainbow trout and brown trout in Crowley Lake will be to troll in the early season. A favorite trolling run is from the Chalk Cliffs to McGee Bay. From August 1st to October 31st, a second season goes into effect geared to the trophy rainbows and browns that spawn in the fall. Only artificial lures with one barbless hook are permitted.

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Temp
Jan Feb Mar Apr may Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 40  43 51 58 67 76 84 83 75 65 53 42
Low 20 22 27 32 40 47 53 52 45 36 28 21

Open: Crowley Lake is open daily from April 24th through October 31st from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for kayaking. Waterskiing is allowed from the 4th of July to Labor Day weekend. There is no posted boat speed limit.

FThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Bookees: There are day use, pet and camping fees, and a boat permit fee, which can be purchased at Crowley Lake Fishing Camp.

Lake Facilities:  Crowley Lake Fish Camp offers a full service marina with 200-plus private slips, a fleet of 84 rental boats, rental cabins, full hook-up RV Sites, dry camping sites, a tackle shop and convenience store.

 

 

 

 
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