Fall fishing seems to produce better results at Convict Lake and the Eastern Sierra

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers!

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. Fall fishing just seems to produce better results. I'm definitely seeing this at Convict for those hearty anglers that brave the cool, crisp mornings. Since the start of our fall derby on September 2nd, 27 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.

Pictured Above: Hesh Lensky from Laguna Beach, CA with an excellent stinger after a successful day at Convict Lake. Hesh was using Gulp Pinch Crawlers and was fishing at the Inlet. The prize fish of the stringer was a beautiful 2 pound 14 ounce rainbow. His stringer had a total weight of 5 pounds. Great job Hesh!

To see more fish photos visit our 2013 Fishing Gallery.

Catch of the Week: Congratulations to Willie Chou of Oak Park, CA. Willie was using Salmon Eggs and was posted up at the Inlet when he landed himself a 3 pound rainbow. Great job Willie! The photo of the fish below.

Other Notable catches this week:

Ross Mann and Adam Paulson of Cherry Valley, CA each landed a 2 pound 7 ounce rainbow. Both were fishing at the Inlet. Ross caught his fish using a Power Worm and Adam was using a Thomas Buoyant.

Robert Minas, Photo #1 of Glendale, CA ended the day with a stout 2 pound 4 ounce rainbow. Robert hooked his fish at the Outlet with yellow Powerbait.

Tactics/Bait: Thomas Bouyants, Rooster Tails and Gulp Pinch Crawlers were productive this week at the lake. Also try using Mice Tails, Power Worms or Sierra Slammers. The most successful Powerbait colors were yellow and rainbow. Salmon eggs were the bait of choice in the creek and also did well at the lake. 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 brochures. Both brochures are available in the General Store.

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: Looks as if a typical fall week has been forecasted. Next week has the highs in the low-60's and the lows in the mid-30's. 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 6:43am - 6:48am and Sunset 6:56pm - 6:46pm.

Stocking: Alpers stocked 150 pounds averaging about 2.5 pounds per fish on Wednesday, September 25th. Alpers has stocked the lake on back to back weeks. DFG stocked the lake the week of September 23rd.

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