Convict Lake Fishing Report

Convict Creek - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Catch of the Week: Angler Jonathan Martinez from Riverside, CA landed this big boy while fishing near the South Shore. It was a 5 pound 2 ounce Rainbow and was caught with a pumpkin mini jig.

Other notable catches this week:

Gene Wark of Winchester, CA landed two quality Rainbows near the Inlet. One was 3 pounds and the larger was 3 pounds 8 ounces. He was using a Copper Thomas Buoyant.

Mike Luna from Wilmington, CA hooked into a plump 3 pound 6 ounce Rainbow. Mike was fishing at the South Shore with a Nightcrawler.

David Stuut of Paso Robles, CA hooked into a stout 3 pound 5 ounce Rainbow. He was fishing the North Shore with a Perch Thomas Buoyant.

Carrie and Alex Garufis of Orange, CA with three solid Rainbows. They caught all three fatties along the North Shore with Nightcrawlers.

Tactics/Bait: The top lure this week was the Thomas Buoyants, in either Copper, Red/Gold or Perch. Other lures that landed fish this week were Panther Martins and mini jigs. The top colors with the jigs were pumpkin and orange/chartreuse. The most successful Powerbait colors were Rainbow and Yellow. Nightcrawlers like always worked well. The South Shore and the Inlet were the hottest spots this week. Other locations fishing well were the 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 on Monday then mostly 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 mid-30s. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 6:58am - 7:03am and Sunset 6:29pm - 6:21pm.

Stocking: The resort is scheduled to stock trophy trout on October 27th. The DFW is scheduled to plant both the lake and creek the week of October 9th.

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