The Inlet & the North Shore were the "Hot Spots" at Convict Lake this week

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers!

Yesterday was the summer solstice and the official first day of summer. It's time to take advantage of the long daylight hours and the prime fishing. Stop by the general store to get up-to-date information on what is working out on the lake and at the creek.

Pictured Above: The Trinkle Family of Orange County, CA with a 11 pound 12 ounce stringer. They were using salmon Powerbait and nightcrawlers while fishing at the Inlet.

To see more fish photos visit our 2013 Fishing Gallery.

Catch of the Week: Teresa Murphy of Fernley, NV did a great job by landing a 3 pound 3 ounce and a 2 pound 9 ounce rainbow. The 3 pound rainbow was the biggest fish this week brought into the store for a picture. Jamie was using rainbow Powerbait and was fishing at the North Shore. The photo of the fish at Photo #1.

Other Notable catches this week:
Jeffy Briscoe of Santa Clarita, CA caught a nice 1 pound 7 ounce rainbow. Jeffy was using salmon peach Powerbait at Windy Point.

Alex Melendez of Walnut, CA ended a good at the lake with a 3 pound stringer. Alex was using Powerbait and was fishing at the Inlet.

Tactics/Bait: You can never go wrong with inflated night crawlers. Set up your rod with about a 3 foot leader (2-3 lb) and try to fish adjacent to the shelf. The most successful Powerbait colors were rainbow and salmon peach. Red/gold Thomas Bouyants, Power Worms and Powerbait Mice Tails were also very productive.

The Inlet and the North Shore were the hot spots this week. The creek has also been fishing well and was stock this week. Other locations to try are the South Shore, Jetty, 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: For the first week of summer Convict Canyon will have a wide range of temperature highs. This is due to a quick moving system on Monday. The forecast for next week has the highs between the low 80's and low 60's. Lows in the mid-40's. There will be a slight chance of rain on Monday. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 5:35am - 5:37am and Sunset 8:21pm - 8:22pm.

Stocking: DFG stocked the lake on June 17th and the creek on June 19th.

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