It was a week of milestones at Convict Lake Resort, as a 3.5 lb trout & a 4 lb rainbow were caught

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

It was a week of milestones at Convict Lake Resort in a few anglers journey. Important events such as first fish and largest fish caught have been reported at the store. Don't let this fishing season pass you by before you set a few of your own angling milestones. Make sure to 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: Mark Burker Jr. from Hesperia, CA with a great catch from Convict Lake. Mark was using Sherbet Powerbait and was posted up to the left of the docks when he landed this beautiful 3 pound and 8 ounce rainbow. Great job Mark!

Catch of the Week: Congratulations to Steve Micheli of Carlsbad, CA who landed a stout 4 pound rainbow. Steve hooked this toad with Salmon Peach Powerbait and was fishing at the Inlet. See Photo #1.

Other Notable catches this week:
Josh Penney of Huntington Beach, CA did a great job by landing a 2 pound 13 ounce and a 2 pound 6 ounce rainbow. It's hard to beat a day fishing when the results are two quality two pounders. Jamie was using rainbow Powerbait and was fishing at the Inlet.

Zachary Singh of Menifee, CA caught his first fish on his first cast. Zachary hooked his first fish ever with a night crawler at Convict Creek. Way to go, Zachary! A picture of Zachary's milestone can be found at Photo #2.

Tactics/Bait: The most successful Powerbait colors were rainbow, sherbet and salmon peach. Choosing garlic Powerbait is always a wise decision. Red/gold Thomas Bouyants, Rooster Tails and Gulp Pinch Crawlers were also very productive in the lake this week. Convict Creek also fished well this week. It may have been stocked but I didn't get any official word if this was true. Try using Mice Tails, Power Worms or Sierra Slammers in the creek. The Inlet continued to be the hot spot. Other locations to try are the South Shore, North 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: Next weeks weather is panning out to be a typical July for the Eastern Sierra. The forecast for next week has the highs hovering in the high-70s. During the evenings the lows will be in the low-50s. There is always the potential for afternoon thunderstorms during the summer months. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 5:45am - 5:49am and Sunset 8:18pm - 8:15pm.

Stocking: DFG stocked the lake on July

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