Convict Lake Fishing Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Catch of the Week: Angler John Huskey from Bakerfield, CA landed this big boy while fishing near the Outlet. It was 5 pound 4 ounce Rainbow and was caught with a Thomas Buoyant.

Other notable catches this week:

Kelly, Carmen and Kingg with a full stringer. The largest was a fat 3 pound 1 ounce Rainbow. They caught their fish from a boat with Powerbait.

Bradin Chung of Irvine, CA landed a fatty 2 pound 12 ounce Rainbow near the Inlet. He was using a Needlefish, so I'm guessing he caught it from a boat.

Jacob and Sammy Peery hooked into a plump 2 pound 10 ounce Rainbow. This was the largest of their stringer. They were fishing at the South Shore with Rainbow Garlic Powerbait.

Rick Vega of Fountain Valley, CA hooked into three nice Rainbows. The largest was 2 pounds 9 ounces. Rick was trolling a Tasmanian Devil.

Kevin Bergamasco of Los Angeles, CA with a solid 2 pound 6 ounce Rainbow. Kevin caught his fish along the South Shore with a Tasmanian Devil.

Tactics/Bait: Some of the top lures were Phoebes, Thomas Buoyants, Roostertails and Tasmanian Devils. Gold and red were the best colors for the lures. Also working great over the last two weeks were Mice Tails. The tops colors with the Mice Tails were brown/red and orange/chartreuse. The most successful Powerbait colors were Rainbow, Peach and Chartreuse. Nightcrawlers like always worked well. The South Shore was the hottest spot this week. Other locations fishing well were the Inlet, North Shore, the Handicap Pier and Hangman's Tree.

Here is a list of other baits/lures that can be productive: Panther Martins, Tasmanian Devils, green or brown Marvel Fly Lures, Kastmasters, NeedleFish, and garlic scent on Powerbait.

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 Fall fishing derby started on September 5th and will run until the end of the 2016 fishing season. Don't miss out on the chance to win $6,000 in Resort prizes! The Morrison Bonus will be on the weekend of October 28-30. $2,200 in cash prizes.

Weather: The forecast for next week is calling for a slight chance of showers early then sunny for the remainder of the week. The high temps starting Monday will be in the low-60s and the lows will be in the low-40s. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 6:34am - 6:39am and Sunset 7:12pm - 7:03pm.

Stocking: The resort is scheduled to stock trophy trout on September 15th. The DFW is scheduled to plant both the lake and creek the week of September 11th.

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

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