$10,000 For Fish!!
Fish Camp and Sierra Drifters Guide
Service teamed up to hold the First Annual Crowley Lake
Stillwater Classic. The event took place over the past week and the
result was $10,000 to buy fish for Crowley
Lake. The 119 tournament registrants overwhelmingly voted on
Browns for the lake!
The LORD OF THE FLY in 2007 has been crowned! Mammoth local
JASON FAZIO edged out Frank Murata by just one fish and won the
individual category with 19 points. Jason was handed $1500.00
in cash for his stellar performance under extreme duress due to visual
and verbal distractions by an unnamed judge boat. Way to stay
received $500.00 for being runner up. Both contestants fished the North
Arm and primarily used the still water nymphing technique to hook up.
Here is how the Still Water Classic
are scored by successfully hooking then netting, or bringing your hand
to the leader’s end and releasing the fish.
All species of fish in Crowley are eligible.
successfully caught and released fish will receive one point. Each
contestant or team shall be issued a whistle and numbered flag.
contestant successfully hooks a fish they shall use the whistle to
insure that a judge has witnessed the hook up.
will observe the contestant until he or she successfully nets or
releases the fish. The contestant will then display their
individually numbered flag and the judge boat will acknowledge a score
by sounding an audible horn.
is strictly a catch
and release tournament and contestants will not be scored
points for fish that are removed from the water for measuring,
weighing, or hook removal.
or weight of the fish is NOT important.
inch fish will be scored as much as a 24 inch fish. Fish that are
netted and removed totally from the water and into a boat or dry tube
apron will NOT be scored by the judge.
boats will be “roving” to inform contestants of fish that are not
scored due to “long distance releases” or an improper
must be of smooth nylon or rubber materials. Monofilament nets severely
damage the fish’s skin and fins and will not be allowed in the event.
may successfully release a fish by dislodging the barbless hook with
the use of pliers or other hook dislodging tools without putting a fish
into a net. However, the body of the fish must remain in the water
throughout the process in order to be scored.