Numbers of fish caught at Convict Lake has slowed but the size of fish being caught is good

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers!

The fishing this week hasn't been lights out but some hearty anglers have weighed in some nice fish at the general store. The larger fish have been in the 2 pound range. Since the start of our fall derby on September 2nd, 34 anglers have qualified for the raffle comprised of $6,000 in Resort Prizes. The "Morrison's Cash Bonus Weekend" is just around the corner on November 1-3. $2000 in cash prizes.

Fishing Lodging Specials!
In till Oct. 31st
Packages starting at $379+tax
(2 nights, Sun - Thurs + $100 restaurant credit + full day motor boat)

Late Fall: Nov. 3rd-Nov. 15th
Packages starting at $199+tax
(2 nights, Sun-Thurs + full day motor boat)

Book Fishing Lodging Specials by contacting our reservation department directly at 760-934-3800 or

Header Photo: David Tabuchi of Pleasanton, CA with an excellent catch. David was fishing Windy Point when he landed a hefty 3 pound rainbow. He was using a red/gold Thomas Bouyant.

To see more fish photos visit our 2013 Fishing Gallery.

Catch of the Week:
Jeff Bratcher and Dave Cavalli from Three Rivers, CA with a 3 pound 6 ounce and 2 pound 9 ounce rainbow. They were using night crawlers and were fishing at the South Shore. Congratulations to Jeff Bratcher who caught the biggest fish recorded at the general store this week. Way to go Jeff!

The photo of the fish is Photo #1. Jeff is on the left.

Other Notable catches this week:
John Comfort from Corona, CA had great success at the lake. He caught five quality fish using Mice Tails. John filled his stringer while fishing at the South Shore.

Kelly Oliver of Buena Park, CA caught a beautiful 2 pound and 10 ounce rainbow. Kelly was fishing from the Jetty and he was using orange Powerbait.

Tactics/Bait: Inflated night crawlers, red/gold Thomas Bouyants and Powerbait Mice Tails were the hot baits this week. The most effective Powerbait colors were garlic cheese, fluorescent red and orange. The most productive spots this week were the South Shore and Windy Point. Other locations to try are Inlet, Outlet, North Shore, Jetty, West Shore, Creek, Handicap Pier, and Hangman's Tree.

Here is a list of other baits/lures that can be productive: Trout Teasers, green or brown Marvel Fly Lures, Panther Martin, NeedleFish, Thomas Bouyants, Green Wooly Booger and Lip RIpperz Hatchery Dust on Powerbait.

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

Derby News: NOW RUNNING!! Join the fun by participating in the Ambush at the Lake Fishing Derby for a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes! Also mark your calendars for the Morrison's Cash Bonus Weekend on November 1-3. $2000 in cash prizes.

Once again there are variable temperatures forecasted. This week highs could range from low-60's to mid-40's. Make sure to check the National Weather Service site before heading out. Temps could rise or fall dramatically from day to day. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset:
Sunrise this week 6:55am - 7:00am and Sunset 6:34pm - 6:25pm.

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