Lots of nice trout taken at Convict Lake this week

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Jennifer Heintzelman
(760) 934 - 3800

Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers!

Catch of the Week: Darol Johnson Jr., pictured above from Elk City, OK caught a 3 lb. 11 oz. with Lemon Twist Powerbait at the Inlet! Keith Kondo from Los Angeles, CA caught a 3 lb 6 oz with a Hatchery Powerbait at the Handicap Pier! Daniel Bagley from Yucaipa, CA caught a 2 lb. 7 oz. with a Green Mini Tube Jig at the Inlet. Tony Contreras from Azusa, CA caught a 2 lb with Green Nuggets 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 Nuggets, Green Mini Tube Jig, 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: 52 Degrees

Weather: Expect temperatures to be in the mid 60's for the first part of the week then dropping to the high 50's by the end the week. Snow showers will be expected over next weekend. Overnight temperatures will be in the high 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 182 derby competitors so far and 113 fish entered into the drawing 14 inches are longer.

Stocking: DFG stocked this week

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

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 6:24am - 6:31am and Sunset 4:49pm - 4:56pm

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