Lots of Trout were taken from Convict Lake this week

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers!

We hope everyone had a safe 4th of July. Hopefully you had ample opportunity to get out on the water and partake in one of America's greatest pastime, fishing. As we continue to enjoy this holiday weekend, let's remember to celebrate the many men and women who answered our nation's call of duty over the years. "Where liberty dwells, there is my country." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Pictured Above and Catch of the Week: Brain and Amanda Kennedy from Redlands, CA had a great time out on the lake. Trolling Needlefish near the inlet produced great results. They landed a 4 pound 12 ounce and a 14 ounce rainbow. Brian's 4 pound rainbow was one of the largest fish brought to the general store for a picture over the past few weeks. Excellent job!

Other Notable catches this week:
Gage Van and Jacob Kruse, Photo #1 of Tujunga, CA ended the day with a 7 fish stringer. They were using salmon peach Powerbait and were fishing at the Handicap Pier.

Janet Swanson caught a 2 pound 8 ounce rainbow. Janet hooked this nice rainbow with a Needlefish at the Jetty next to the Marina.

Tom Wolfanger landed an excellent 2 pound 4 ounce rainbow. Tom was using Powerbait along the South Shore.

Tactics/Bait: As the long hot summer days continue, trolling is a great tactic to put to use. Fish seem to go deeper as the water and air temperatures increase. Try to get down about 4 colors (40 feet) and troll adjacent to the shelves. The Needlefish was the lure of choice this week. Our Convict Lake Fishing Map is a great resource to view the lake's topography.

Inflated night crawlers, garlic and salmon peach PowerBait had the most success this week for baits out on the lake. Red/gold Thomas Bouyants, green Rostertails and Powerbait Mice Tails were also very productive this week. The hot spots where the Inlet and South Shore. Other locations to try are the Outlet, West Shore, North 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.

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: The temperatures are forecasted to drop starting early week but still a bit on the warm side. The highs will be hovering in the low-80s. During the evenings the lows will be in the low-50's. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 5:41am - 5:44am and Sunset 8:21pm - 8:19pm.

Stocking: DFG stocked the lake on July 2nd

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