Convict Lake fishing remains very good

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers! The Round-up at the Lake Spring Derby has ended and we would like to thank all the participants who made it a successful event . Congratulations to Gerritt Wallace from El Cajon, CA who won $50 in the bonus cash weekend. The winners of the $6000 in resort prizes will be announced shortly. We will post the winners at and we will be sending out a derby wrap-up email.

Pictured Above: Jim and Marie Connors of Poway, CA did a great job by landing two nice fish. One was a 2 pound 9 ounce rainbow and the other was 2 pound 14 ounce rainbow. Both were using green Powerbait and they were fishing at the North Shore.

To see more fish photos visit the Convict Lake 2013 Fishing Gallery.

Catch of the Week: Jordan Zeier, Photo #1 of Chatsworth, CA with this week biggest fish, a 4 pound 8 ounce rainbow. Jordan was using salmon eggs while fishing at the Inlet.

Other Notable catches this week:

Julie and Deb Denton of Davis, CA caught a 3 pound 11 ounce beauty using orange Powerbait. The location of their fishing spot was the South Shore.

Brant York of Boron, CA landed a nice 3 pound 10 ounce rainbow. Brant was using Salmon Eggs and was fishing at the Inlet.

Tactics/Bait: Rainbow, orange, and green PowerBait all had good success this week on the lake. Red/gold Thomas Bouyants, Power Worms and Powerbait Mice Tails were also very productive. Inflated night crawlers are always a great choice of bait. Salmon eggs have been working both in the creek and the lake. The hottest spot this week was the Inlet and South Shore. The Jetty and North Shores have also been fishing well. Other locations to try are the Outlet, West Shore, Creek, 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.

Other Resources: View our Convict Lake Fishing Map and Fishing Rig Suggestion brochures. Both brochures are available in the General Store.

Derby News: The Ambush at the Lake Fishing Derby will be starting on Monday, September 2nd for a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes! Also mark your calendars for the Morrison's Cash Bonus Weekend on November 1-3. $2000 in cash prizes.

Weather: Last weekend was beautiful followed by sunny skies mid-week with some wind. Just like last weekend we are having great weather once again. The forecast for the beginning of next week has the temperature getting up to the low-70s with sunny skies and light wind. Lows in the low-40s. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 5:34am -5:35am and Sunset 8:19pm - 8:21pm.

Stocking: DFG stocked 900 lbs. on June 3rd. We also stocked 150 lbs. of Alpers on June 6th.

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