The fishing continues to be excellent at Convict Lake

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

The fishing continues to be excellent as autumn creeps into the high country. The temperatures have started to drop and there is a scattering of yellow in the canyon. Catch huge Alpers trout in a setting so beautiful; you'll have a hard time concentrating on the fishing. Since the start of our fall derby on September 2nd, 23 anglers have qualified for the raffle comprised of $6,000 in Resort Prizes. Stop by the general store to get up-to-date information on what is working out on the lake and learn more about our fall derby series.

Fishing Lodging Specials! Until Oct. 31st

Packages starting at $379+tax (2 nights, Sun-Thurs + $100 restaurant credit + full day motor boat)

Late Fall: Nov. 3rd - Nov. 15th Packages starting at $199+tax (2 nights, Sun-Thurs + full day motor boat)

Book Fishing Lodging Specials by contacting our reservation department directly at 760-934-3800 or

Pictured Above: Kathy Crose of Simi Valley, CA with an excellent catch. Kathy was fishing the North Shore when she landed a 2 pound and 9 ounce rainbow. She was using Powerbait.

To see more fish photos visit our 2013 Fishing Gallery.

Catch of the Week: Congratulations to Dave Prentece of Long Beach, CA who caught a stout 4 pound and 7 ounce rainbow. Dave hooked this nice fish with a Kastmaster at the South Shore. Way to go Dave! The photo of the fish is Photo #1. Dave is on the left.

Other Notable catches this week:

William McConnell of June Lake, CA caught a beautiful 2 pound and 11 ounce rainbow. William was using Garlic Powerbait while fishing at the Outlet.

Dave Cavalli of Santa Barbara, CA hooked a 2 pound and 8 ounce rainbow. Dave was using Night Crawler and was fishing at the North Shore.

Tactics/Bait: Kastmasters and Thomas Bouyants were the hot lures this week. No matter the time of year a red/gold Thomas Bouyant should spend some time on the end of your line. It is one of the top Eastern Sierra lures. The Powerbait colors with the most success this week were garlic cheese, green and rainbow. The Outlet, North and the South Shores were all productive spots this week. Other locations to try are Inlet, Windy Point, Jetty, 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.

Ambush Derby News: NOW RUNNING. Join the fun by participating in the Ambush at the Lake Fishing Derby 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: This week there are variable temperatures forecasted. Make sure to check the National Weather Service site before heading out. Temps could rise or fall dramatically from day to day. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 6:37am - 6:42am and Sunset 7:06pm - 6:57pm.

Stocking: DFG stocked the lake on Tuesday, September 16th. Alpers stocked 500 pounds on Friday, September 20th.

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