Convict Lake Fishing Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

The leaves are turning and the colors around the lake should be peaking in about a week. Along with the 400 pounds of trophy trout stocked last Thursday, next week should be a great time to be out on the lake. This past week wasn't too bad with some quality fish being caught and beautiful weather.

Catch of the Week: Shari Lambert from Riverside, CA with a fat 8 pound 4 ounce Rainbow. She caught this monster with Chartreuse Powerbait while fishing along the North Shore.

Excellent catch Shari!!

Other notable catches this week:

Kurt Asplindh from Las Vegas, NV landed a stout 7 pound 10 ounce Rainbow while fishing the South Shore. He hooked this beast with a Pink/Orange Sierra Slammer.

Joe Herrera from West Covina, CA caught an solid 7 pound 1 ounce Rainbow. Joe was using a Orange Mice Tail and was fishing the North Shore.

Allen Seymour (on the left) from Victorville, CA is guilty of hooking a 6 pound 11 ounce Rainbow while fishing at the Jetty. Allen was using an unknown lure. His partner in crime Dale Thompson from Albuquerque, NM caught a 2 pound 4 ounce Rainbow. Dale was using Salmon Eggs and was also fishing at the Jetty.

Sean Arbuckle of Valencia, CA landed a 6 pound 6 ounce Rainbow using Nightcrawlers. Sean was posted up along the South Shore.

Tactics/Bait: A variety of baits and lures worked this week. Nightcrawlers and Powerbait remained top picks for catching some of the largest fish. Other top choices that were hooking up were Sierra Slammers, Berkley Mice Tails, Thomas Buoyants and Tasmanian Devils. The top colors for the lure/jigs were orange, pink and red. The top Powerbait colors were Chartreuse and Salmon Peach. Some of the most productive spots on the lake were the Inlet, South and North Shore. The "Catch of the Week" was caught at the North Shore. Other locations to try would be the Jetty/Outlet Area and Hangman's Tree.

Here is a list of other baits/lures that can be productive:

Sierra Slammers, Tasmanian Devil, green or brown Marvel Flies , Trout Teasers, Panther Martin, NeedleFish, Rooster Tails, and Bite-On Fury Shad on Powerbait.

I would suggest using some type of added attractant. Pro-Cure, Bite-On, Lip Ripperz and Berkley all make excellent attractants, which are sold at the general store.

Here is a list of recommended flies:

Dry Flies: Adams, Female Adams, Cutter's Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulators, Black/Red Ants, Sierra Bright Dot, Royal Coachman and Hoppers.

Streamers: Wooly Bugger (black, brown, olive, or green), Mutuka (black, brown, olive, or green), Hornberg, and Muddler Minnows.

Wet Flies(Nymphs): Prince Nymph, Flashback Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear, Zebra Midge (red and black), Copper John (red and copper) and San Juan Worm (brown or red).

Other Resources: View our Convict Lake Fishing Map and Fishing Rig Suggestion brochures. Both brochures are available in the General Store.

Derby News: Running now!! The Ambush at the Lake Fishing Derby runs September 7th - November 15th. Don't miss out on a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes! The Morrison Bonus Cash Weekend will be October 30th - November 1st. $2000 in cash prizes!

Weather: The forecast is calling for continued sunny skies and clear at night for the beginning of the week. The high temps for the start of next week will be in the low-70 and the lows in the low-40's. There is a chance of showers later in the week. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 6:59am - 7:04am and Sunset 6:18pm - 6:01pm.

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