Some nice Rainbows taken from Convict Lake this week

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Jennifer Heintzelman
(760) 934 - 3800

Hello Convict Lake Fishing Report followers!

Catch of the Week: Denny Stubblefield, pictured from Frazier Park, CA caught a 2 lb 9 oz with Thomas Bouyant on the South Shore! Les Kanawah from Mira Loma, CA caught a 3 lb and 6 lb. 10 oz stringer with Night Crawlers on the South Shore! Mike Hayward from Huntington Beach, CA caught a 2 lb 4 oz with a Night Crawler on the Outlet. Dick Barnett from Ojai, CA caught a 6 lb. stringer with Powerbait on the South Shore.

Best Location to Fish: The best locations to fish right now are the middle to east shore, by the Marina, 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: Fall is officially here! Weather conditions are expected to stay in the low to mid 70's this week, then dropping to the high 60's by the end of the week. Expect overnight temperatures to be in the 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 62 derby competitors so far and 44 fish entered into the drawing 14 inches are longer.

Stocking: DFG stocked this week. Convict Lake will be stocked 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 6:52am - 6:56am and Sunset 6:32pm - 6:40pm

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