Fishing Has Been Good Despite Weather

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

Sean, nightcrawler, stringer, caught at the Inlet
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Convict Lake Staff

by Convict Lake Staff

Despite the crazy weather this week, the fishing has been quite fine at the lake.  Being one of the only lakes open in the area, Fish and Game are stocking the lake and the creek weekly with fish from the Fish Springs Hatchery in Big Pine.  The water temperature is around 45 degrees. The bite has been good on Pinch Crawlers, Mouse Tails, and Gulp Garlic Floating Nightcrawlers.  Thomas Bouyants and Roostertails were doing well for lures.
Fish On,
Convict Lake Resort

Baits and Tactics

 Thomas Bouyant -  Gold and Red
Sierra Slammers
Inflated Nightcrawlers
Sierra Spoons 1/4 oz . Hologram colors
Orange Pinch Crawlers

Fishing Tip of the Week

Berkley Gulp Alive Floating Pinch Crawlers are more potent than any other nightcrawler imitation.  Pinch crawlers are ideal bait to use when the bait is hot on top.  At the end of the day you can return your Gulp Pinch Crawlers to their jar to recharge them for your next outing.

To string them up, use 4-6 lb. test line with a size 6 or 8 single hook.  Tie the hook straight to the line with a cinch knot and use a 1/8 oz. sinker attached 18 inches above the hook.  Cast in 20 to 40 ft. of water. Just let it sit and wait for a bite!

Resort News

Convict Lake will co-host National Trails Day on June 1st.  The volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Convict Lake parking lot for breakfast and a safety talk by expert trail crew leaders, and then they will head out.  Work will include trail maintenance, landscape restoration, and clean-up.  The day will wind down with a gourmet lunch and raffle for all the volunteers. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome!

The Aspen Grill is open daily for breakfast from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Starting on Saturday, May 25th, lunch will be available everyday.

Horses are ready to go for their twice daily trail rides. Wrangler Randy can't wait to take you out.


This has been quite the crazy week for our weather. Thursday we got 4 inches of snow and Friday was a gorgeous spring day.  Snow returned on Saturday night and continued off and on Sunday.  The forecast is not too promising for the coming week with rain or snow showers predicted everyday from Tuesday through Saturday.  The temps will be in the high 20's at night and the mid to high 50's during the day.

Derby Details
There are only 3 more weeks left in the Round-Up at the Lake Derby. All you have to do is catch one 14 inch or longer fish, and you will be entered into a drawing of $6000 in prizes.
June 1st - 3rd is the Hangman's Cash Bonus Weekend. There will be cash prizes for caught tagged fish. Be sure to sign up in the store before the time runs out.
It is only $15 to enter and you get a 14 inch ruler and a 2019 pin

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