The mornings and the evenings are the prime time to fish Convict Lake

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers!

As we enter the dog days of summer, you have to be selective when to be out on the lake. The mornings and evenings have been the prime time for fishing. A stroll up the creek is a good call during the mid-day. Another option is to head into the backcountry. This is my plan so there will be no fishing report next week. 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: Casey, Griffin and Devon Sanchez from Livermore, CA with an excellent stinger after a day at Convict Creek. The Sanchez clan was using nightcrawlers and salmon eggs. Their stringer had a total weight of 5 pounds and 7 ounces. Great job Sanchez family!

Catch of the Week: Joshua and Kristen, Photo #1 of Long Beach, CA each landed a quality fish. Kristen's 3 pound 14 ounce rainbow was the largest of the week. Joshua hooked a 2 pound 9 ounce rainbow. Both were using White & Blue Powerbait and were fishing the South Shore.

Other Notable catches this week: Kevin Endo of Valencia, CA stopped by the store with a stout 2 pound 11 ounce rainbow. Kevin was fishing with a nightcrawlers at the Inlet.

Russ Barkelew of Long Beach, CA ended the day with a nice 2 pound 8 ounce stringer. Russ caught all three fish at the inlet with Powerbait.

Tactics/Bait: The most successful Powerbait colors were white and blue. Red/gold Thomas Bouyants, Rooster Tails and Gulp Pinch Crawlers are also very productive in the lake. Convict Creek fished well this week. Salmon eggs was the bait of choice in the creek. Also 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: It has been warm with light winds the past few days. It looks like this pattern will continue for the beginning of next week. The forecast for next week has the highs hovering in the low-80s. During the evenings the lows will be in the mid-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 5:50am - 5:55am and Sunset 8:15pm - 8:10pm.

Stocking: DFG stocked the lake on July 15th and the creek on July 17th.

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