Collins Lake Fish Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

We didn't get as many fish photos or check-ins at the general store this week so the report is a little sparse. Mono County just stocked 400 pounds of trophy size Kamloops on Thursday so the bait should turn on here in the next few days. Next week I'm expecting a few more photos of some quality fish in our fishing gallery.

Catch of the Week: Larry Singh from Indio, CA with a massive 8 pound 1 ounce Rainbow. He was using Nightcrawlers and was fishing at the Inlet. Great catch Larry!

Other notable catches this week:
Larry Friebel from Los Angeles, CA hooked a fatty 7 pound 10 ounce Rainbow using a Nightcrawler. He was positioned at the Inlet.

Jeremy Sonnenburg from Ontario, CA landed a 3 pound 2 ounce Rainbow while fishing along the South Shore. Jeremy was using an Ex-cel Lure.

Jaime Moriguchi from Encino, CA with a Rainbow weighing in at 6 pounds 8 ounces. Jaime was fishing at the Inlet with a Nightcrawler.

Shannon, Karen and Karlene from Fullerton, CA had a productive day fishing with Salmon Eggs. They filled up their stringer while fishing along the North Shore.

Tactics/Bait: In the creek, where the water is up, Salmon Eggs and small spinners are your best bet. In the lake stick with Nightcrawlers, Thomas Buoyants or Berkley Micetails. For trolling try Bikini Pearl Needlefish. The top Powerbait colors this week were green and pink. The best shore location on the lake was the Inlet area. Other locations to try: Jetty area, North Shore, South Shore, the Outlet and Hangman's Tree. Anglers on boats were having more luck when compared to the shore.

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: The Ambush at the Lake Fishing Derby will start on September 7th. It will runs until November 15th. Don't miss out on a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes! The Morrison Bonus Cash Weekend will be October 31st - November 1st. $2000 in cash prizes!

Weather: The forecast is mostly clear, sunny with warmer temps during the beginning of the week. The high temps next week will be in the high-70's and the lows in the low-50's. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 5:54am - 5:58am and Sunset 8:11pm - 8:06pm.

Stocking: DFW is scheduled to stock the creek and lake the week of July 26th. Mono County stocked the lake with 400 pounds of trophy trout on Thursday, July 23rd.

Thank you for your continued interest in Convict Lake.

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