Convict Lake continues to fish well

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers!
From my own experience this week, I can confirm that the lake and the creek have continued to fish well. I was blessed to spend some quality time with family fishing throughout Convict Canyon. I didn't try to reinvent the wheel when it came to my fishing tactics. On the lake I used inflated night crawlers and while on the creek, I stuck with my granddad's fail-safe bait, Velveeta Cheese. I often find keeping it simple results in your daily limit.

Pictured Above: The Heshmati/Forat crew from Laguna Nigel/Woodland Hills with a great stringer caught out of Convict Lake. They were using night crawlers and were fishing the South Shore.

To see more fish photos visit our 2013 Fishing Gallery.

Catch of the Week: Congratulations to Bryce McDonnell, Photo #1 of Silverado, CA who landed a stout 3 pound and 3 ounce rainbow. Bryce hooked this toad with a night crawler while fishing at the Inlet. Way to go Bryce!

Other Notable catches this week:
Martin Coronado of Arcadia, CA caught a nice 2 pound and 9 ounce rainbow. Martin was fishing with night crawlers at the Inlet.

Joshua Felt of Vista, CA ended an excellent day at the lake with a beautiful 23 inch rainbow. Joshua was using a Pink Mouse Tail and was fishing near the Inlet. He landed this beast with 2 lb test.

Tactics/Bait: The Convict Creek fished well this week. When fishing the stream, a simple treble hook with some Velveeta Cheese can be deadly. Adding some Lip Ripperz Hatchery Dust in either the Super Garlic or Natural will make your bait supercharged. In the poles, in runs below bushes/trees and in deeper undercuts in the creek give little spinners or Marvel Fly Lures a try.

The most successful Powerbait colors were Rainbow and Garlic Chunky Cheese. Red/gold Thomas Bouyants, Power Worms and Powerbait Mice Tails (Pink or Red) were also very productive. The Inlet and the South Shore were the hot spots this week. Other locations to try are the 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: JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY!!! 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 forecast for next week has the highs in the mid-70's. Lows 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 6:13am - 6:18am and Sunset 7:47pm - 7:39pm.

Stocking: DFG stocked the lake on August 14th and the creek on the week of August 13th.

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