Fishing continues to be strong at Convict Lake

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Jennifer Heintzelman
(760) 934 - 3800

Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers!

Catch of the Week: Arthur Rodriguez, pictured from Victorville, CA caught a 4lb. with Powerworm on the North Shore! Len Taylor from Canoga Park, CA caught a stringer of fish on the South Shore! Ryan Cavalli from Santa Barbara caught a 9lb. 6oz. stringer of fish with Garlic Powerbait on the North Shore. Michelle Kachelhoffer from Bakersfield, CA caught a 2lb. 15oz. with Thomas Buoyant Perch at the Inlet.

Best Location to Fish: The best locations to fish right now are the middle to east shore, 6 Colors, South Shore, Inlet, Beach Area, Jetty, Lake, North Shore and Convict Creek.

This past week Anglers have had most success with: Frog Needle Fish, Thomas Buoyant Perch, Yellow Turbo Powerbait, Mice Tails, Gold Lures, Nightcrawlers, Trout Magnet, Rooster Tail, Red and Gold Thomas Buoyant, Garlic Powerbait, Yellow Powerbait, worms, cheese worm, Trout Teaser, salmon eggs and Rainbow Nuggets.

Other Locations to Try: "Windy Point" (picnic area south shore), The Inlet, Hangman's Tree, Outlet, Handicap Pier and Convict Creek.

Water Temperature: 56 Degrees.

Weather: Weather conditions are expected to continue to stay in the upper 70's over this weekend then dropping slightly to the mid to low 70's by the middle of the week. Expect temperatures to continue in the mid to low 70's with lows in the low 40's to high 30's. Here is a local site that is usually quite accurate


Pinched Crawlers, Gulp Worms, Night Crawlers, Power Eggs, Power Worms, Small Spinners like Mepps and Panther Martins. Chunky Cheese Power Bait,Troll with Rapalas, Needlefish,Thomas Buoyant.

Lures: Panther Martin, Thomas Buoyant, Phoebe, Little Wolfs, Cripplure

Trolling: Little Cleos, Dave Davis Night Crawler or Lead Core 4-6 colors, Rapalas, Rebels, Pin Minnows

Flies: Marvel Fly, Prince, Hares Ear, Lopper Johns, Ant Beatles

Convict Creek:

Strip Streamers

Bait: Eggs, Night Crawlers and Power Worms

Fall Happenings:

Derby News:
Ambush at the Lake- Fall Fishing Derby starting September 3 to November 15th , $6,000 in resort Prizes! We have 23 derby competitors so far and 18 fish entered into the drawing 14 inches are longer...the odds are looking pretty good!

Fly Fishing Faire: September 13-16- Is this weekend!

Stocking: DFG stocked this week. Convict Lake will be stocked September 11th & 18th, October 9th & 25th with Alpers Trophy Trout from Conway Ranch.

Fishing Map: The brochure will be available in the General Store in the next few weeks.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 6:39am - 6:44am and Sunset 7:03pm - 6:54pm.

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