Convict Lake Fishing Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

The benchmark for the largest fish over the last two years, maybe longer, has been broken. This week's "Catch of the Week" was a massive 9 pound 6 ounce Rainbow. It's been a great summer with a lot of nice size fish being caught. It has been a fishing season for the Convict Lake record books. As we reach mid-August, it definitely feels like the dog days of summer. The highs next week could reach the mid-80's. For the best luck landing a toad, get out early and return later in the afternoon. Leave the mid-day activities to a nap or some form of relaxation. Good luck and see ya out on the lake. Go deep. Go early!!

Catch of the Week: Bob Stephenson from Lake Arrowhead, CA with a colossal 9 pound 6 ounce Rainbow. He was using Nightcrawlers and was fishing at the North Shore. This is the largest fish checked in at the store over several years. Great job Bob!

Other notable catches this week:

* Derrick Krausfrom Huntington Beach, CA landed a stout 7 pound 7 ounce Rainbow using a Nightcrawler. He was fishing the North Shore.

Robert And Hudson Perrenoud from Redlands, CA each landed a quality fish. Robert landed a 2 pound 6 ounce Rainbow while Hudson hooked a fat 6 pound 6 ounce Rainbow. Both were using Salmon Eggs and were fishing the Inlet.

* The Bost Family from Temecula, CA had a good day fishing with Salmon Peach Powerbait. They filled up their stringers while fishing near Hangman's Tree.

Tactics/Bait: In the creek, Salmon Eggs and small spinners (Panther Martins or Roostertails) are your best bet. In the lake, fish with Inflated Nightcrawlers, Berkley Power Worms and spoon lures like a Thomas Buoyant. For trolling try Bikini Pearl or Red Dot Frog Needlefish. Tasmanian Devils did well trolling or casting from shore. The top Powerbait color this week was Salmon Peach. The top spot to fish from was the North Shore. Also try the usual locations: Inlet, Jetty area, South Shore, the Outlet and Hangman's Tree. Anglers on boats continued to have more luck when compared to the shore since the fish are still holding in deeper water.

Here is a list of other baits/lures that can be productive:

Sierra Slammers, Tasmanian Devils, 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 run 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: Next week is forecast looks to be another good one. It's calling for sunny days and mostly clear skies at night. The high temps next week will be in the low-80's and the lows in the low-50's.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 6:11am - 6:16am and Sunset 7:50pm - 7:42pm.

Stocking: Mono County stocked 400 pounds of trophy trout on Thursday, August 13th. DFW is scheduled to stock the creek and lake the week of August 16th.

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

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