Convict Lake Fishing Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

Big catches for Bakersfield, CA fishermen!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Convict Lake Resort

by Convict Lake Staff

Fishermen have had another successful week at the lake.Trolling 9 colors in the deeper waters using green or shad Needlefish has produced many limits. Orange pinch crawlers and the 1/16th Black Roostertails have gotten many bites as well. Salmon eggs and baby nightcrawlers are working in the creek.

Fish On,
Convict Lake Resort

Baits and Tactics

Orange Pinch Crawlers
1/16th Black Roostertails
Needlefish - green or shad
Tasmanian Bloody Rippers
Inflated Nightcrawlers
Salmon eggs
Garlic Powerbait

Fishing Tip of the Week
Marvel wet flies are perfect for catching the big ones in the lake.  The best way to use the fly is to thread your line through a 1 1/2 in. plastic bubble and a swivel large enough not to be pulled through the bubble. Attach a 5 to  6 ft. leader to the swivel using 4 to 6 lb. test line. Tie your fly to the leader and fill the bubble completely with water.  Cast your fly out into the water.The bubble will sink about 3 inches per second. Reel the fly in slowly with a twitch from time to time.  Strike any unusual pull or drag as fish sometimes bite softly. Marvel flies are available to purchase in the general store.

Resort News

We had 200 reservations for our Mother's Day Brunch. All moms received a long stem rose.  We want to thank all the moms and families for attending.

Horseback rides will begin on Saturday, May 18th with 2 rides a day with up to 7 riders. You can book your rides now.
Come on up !  WE HORSE AROUND!

This past week was supposed to be rainy over the weekend and it turned out to be gorgeous!  It looks like it will be sunny most of the coming week.  Temps will range from the high 60's  to the mid 30's at night. Once again the weather says there is a slight chance of rain or snow showers on Friday and Saturday night. Come prepared for the ever changing Sierra weather.

Derby Details
Round-Up at the Lake Derby is going strong.  Quite a few fishermen have already caught their 14” fish and are in the drawing for resort prizes worth up to $6000.  There is still plenty of time to enter.  The entry fee of $15 includes a 2019 pin and a 14” ruler.  The store staff look forward to signing you up.  Round-Up Derby t-shirts are for sale in the store and online.  We have a limited number of them, so grab one before we run out!

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