Convict Lake Fishing Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Catch of the Week: Anglers Scott Martin and Rachel Von Fleck from Barstow and Temecula, CA a whooping two stringers totaling over 23 lbs taken from the South and West Shores.

Other notable catches this week:

J. Myers all the way from Phoenix, AZ reeled in this nice 2.13lb Rainbow using an inflated Night Crawler on the South Shore.

The Casarez Family from Santa Maria, CA hooked some nice looking Browns using Rapala's at the inlet.

Alexis Amaro and her dad Jess from Fillmore, CA loaded up their stringer using Power Bait on the North Shore.

To see more fish photos, visit our 2016 Fishing Gallery.

Tactics/Bait: Thomas Buoyants, continue to dominate the lure preferences still in either Copper, Red/Gold or Perch followed by Rapalas in Rainbow or Brown colors. The top colors with the jigs were still pumpkin and orange/chartreuse. Fishing was consistently good all around the lake this week. Look for the color changes in the the water from light to dark showing the increases in depth. You can fish along these shelves longer into the day as the cooler temps are allowing the fish to stay closer to the shallows and not being forced to go as deep during the mid-day heat.

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 20% chance of showers on Monday then mostly sunny for the remainder of the week. The high temps starting Monday will be in the upper 40's climbing to the upper 60's on Thursday and the lows will be in the high 20's to low 30's. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 7:06am - 6:17am and Sunset 7:12pm - 6:09pm.

Stocking: The resort is scheduled to stock trophy trout on October 27th. The DFW stocked this past week.

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

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