Fall fishing is great at Convict Lake

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Jennifer Heintzelman
(760) 934 - 3800

Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers!

Catch of the Week: John and Sally Drake, pictured from Huntington Beach, CA caught a stringer with worms at the Inlet! Steve Delgadillo from Bakersfield, CA caught a 2lb 8oz with a Silver Thomas Buoyant on the South Shore! Jonathan Martinez from Moreno Valley, CA caught a 3lb 10oz with Green/Black Jig on the South Shore.

Best Location to Fish: The best locations to fish right now are the middle to east shore, by the Marina, 6 Colors, South Shore, Inlet, Beach Area, Jetty, Lake, North Shore and Convict Creek.

This past week Anglers have had most success with: Frog Needle Fish, Green/Black Jig, Thomas Buoyant Perch, Yellow Turbo Powerbait, Mice Tails, Gold Lures, Nightcrawlers, Trout Magnet, Rooster Tail, Red and Gold Thomas Buoyant, Garlic Powerbait, Yellow Powerbait, worms, cheese worm, Trout Teaser, salmon eggs and Rainbow Nuggets.

Other Locations to Try: "Windy Point" (picnic area south shore), The Inlet, Hangman's Tree, Outlet, Handicap Pier and Convict Creek.

Water Temperature: 54 Degrees

Weather: Weather conditions are expected to change this week with rain/snow expected on Monday through Tuesday morning. Expect temperatures to be in the low 40's for the first part of the week then rising to the high 50's by the end the week. Overnight temperatures will be in the low to mid 20's. Here is a local site that is usually quite accurate www.mammothweather.com.


Pinched Crawlers, Gulp Worms, Night Crawlers, Power Eggs, Power Worms, Small Spinners like Mepps and Panther Martins. Chunky Cheese Power Bait,Troll with Rapalas, Needlefish,Thomas Buoyant.

Lures: Panther Martin, Thomas Buoyant, Phoebe, Little Wolfs, Cripplure

Trolling: Little Cleos, Dave Davis Night Crawler or Lead Core 4-6 colors, Rapalas, Rebels, Pin Minnows

Flies: Marvel Fly, Prince, Hares Ear, Lopper Johns, Ant Beatles

Convict Creek:

Strip Streamers

Bait: Eggs, Night Crawlers and Power Worms

Fall Happenings:

Derby News:
Ambush at the Lake - Fall Fishing Derby starting September 3 to November 15th , $6,000 in resort Prizes! We have 129 derby competitors so far and 88 fish entered into the drawing 14 inches are longer.

Stocking: DFG stocked this week. Convict Lake will be stocked October 25th with Alpers Trophy Trout from Conway Ranch.

Fishing Map: The brochure map will be available in the General Store in the next few weeks.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 7:10am - 7:16am and Sunset 6:11pm - 6:04pm.

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