Convict Lake Fish Report, May 4, 2013

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers! Even with the excitement of the opener fading slightly, the fishing and weather in the high country continues to be excellent. Many happy anglers have stopped by the store with their stories of success out on Convict Lake.

Pictured Above: Rob Watson from Escondido, CA with a nice 3 pound rainbow. He landed the fish using inflated night crawlers along the North Shore. To see more fish photos visit our 2013 Fishing Gallery.

Catch of the Week: The largest fish caught this week were all in the 3 pound range. Besides the fish above, a 3 pound rainbow was landed off the Jetty with night crawlers and another 3 pound rainbow was caught near the South Shore with a Red/Gold Thomas Bouyant.

Tactics/Bait: This past weekend Anglers have had most success with inflated night crawlers and Green or Yellow PowerBait. The best productive locations were at the Inlet and South Shore. Other locations to try are the Outlet, North Shore, South Shore, Creek, Jetty, Handicap Pier and Hangman's Tree.

Here is a list of other baits/lures that can be productive: Trout Teasers, green or brown Marvel Fly Lures, Panther Martin, NeedleFish, Thomas Bouyants, Green Wooly Booger and Lip RIpperz Hatchery Dust on Powerbait.

Derby News: Round-up at the Lake Fishing Derby started Sunday, April 28th for a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes! Also mark your calendars for the Hangman's Cash Bonus Weekend on June 7-9. $2000 in cash prizes.

Weather: The first week of the season was much like the opener weekend. The weather was just about perfect. This week's highs were near 65, the lows around 32 with calm wind and sunny skies. The forecast for the upcoming week has a chance of scattered thunderstorms. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Stocking: DFG stocked on the week of the 29th.

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