Convict Lake Fish Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to everyone! I wanted to thank all of you who have served and are currently serving in our military. Thank you for all you have done and are doing for this great country. As we enjoy the three day weekend, we couldn't have asked for a better weather forecast and the fishing has been great.

Catch of the Week: Congratulations to Erica Hadjis from El Monte, CA with a nice rainbow caught at the South Shore. She was using a Powerbait when she landed this solid 5 pound 15 ounce rainbow. Way to go Erica!

Tactics/Bait: A variety of different baits and lures were hooking fish this week. Try using Thomas Bouyants in the lake and smaller spinners in the creek. Inflated Nightcrawlers were also very productive. The most successful Powerbait colors were yellow and rainbow. Any color with garlic worked well. The South Shore and the Inlet was the hottest spot this week. Other locations fishing well were the Jetty, North Shore and Hangman's Tree.

Here is a list of other baits/lures that can be productive: Sierra Slammers, Tasmanian Devil, Green or brown Marvel Fly Lures, Trout Teasers, Panther Martin, NeedleFish, Rooster Tails, and Bite-on Fury Shad or Lip Ripperz Hatchery Dust on Powerbait.

Here is a list of recommended flies:
Dry Flies: Adams, Female Adams, Cutter's Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulators, Black/Red Ants, Sierra Bright Dot, Royal Coachman and Hoppers.

Streamers: Wooly Bugger (black, brown, olive, or green), Mutuka (black, brown, olive, or green), Hornberg, and Muddler Minnows.

Wet Flies(Nymphs): Prince Nymph, Flashback Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear, Zebra Midge (red and black), Copper John (red and copper) and San Juan Worm (brown or red).

Weather: This weekend's forecast is mostly clear and sunny. Highs in the low 70's. Early next week the temps will drop a little. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 5:40am - 5:37am and Sunset 8:05pm - 8:10pm.

Stocking: DGF stocked at the lake and creek on the 20th. The resort also stocking the lake with 400 pounds of trophy trout on May 20th.

Thank you for your continued interest in Convict Lake. For more information please contact us or visit our website

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