Convict Lake Fishing Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Catch of the Week: Angler Greg Yudt from El Segundo, CA landed this big boy while fishing along the South Shore. It was a 4 pound 6 ounce Rainbow and was caught with a Gulp Nightcrawler.

Other notable catches this week:

Jerry Chavez of Anaheim, CA landed a fat 4 pound 1 ounce Rainbow at the South Shore. He was using a Mice Tail to land this beast.

Dale Graley of Rancho Cucamonga, CA hooked into a 3 pound 11 ounce Rainbow. Dale was fishing the South Shore with Garlic Cheese Powerbait.

Robert Casola of Buena Park, CA with a solid 3 pound Rainbow. Robert caught his fish along the South Shore with a Gulp Worm.

Tactics/Bait: Some of the top lures/jigs were Thomas Buoyants, Mice Tails and Gulp Worms. Gold and red were the best colors for the lures. Powerbait landed the most quality fish this week. The most successful Powerbait colors were Orange, Salmon and Cheese. Nightcrawlers like always worked well. The South Shore was the hottest spot this week. Other locations fishing well were the Inlet, North Shore, the Handicap Pier and Hangman's Tree.

Here is a list of other baits/lures that can be productive: Panther Martins, Tasmanian Devils, green or brown Marvel Fly Lures, Kastmasters, NeedleFish, and garlic scent on Powerbait.

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: The Ambush at the Lake Fall fishing derby started on September 5th and will run until the end of the 2016 fishing season. Don't miss out on the chance to win $6,000 in Resort prizes! The Morrison Bonus will be on the weekend of October 28-30. $2,200 in cash prizes.

Weather: The forecast for next week is calling for sunny and clear skies at the beginning of the week. Temps will be warming up. The high temps starting Monday will be in the low-70s and the lows will be in the low-40s. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 6:45am - 6:51am and Sunset 6:51pm - 6:41pm.

Stocking: The DFW is scheduled to plant both the lake and creek the week of September 25th.

Thank you for your continued interest in Convict Lake. For more information please contact us or visit our website.

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