Convict Lake Fish Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Mono County stocked (3-5 pounders) Trophy Trout last Tuesday. I've only seen a few come into the store so I know there are quite a few lunkers waiting to be caught. The fishing mid-day has seem to be slowing down except for the folks who have been trolling. Most anglers are tolling around 4 colors (40 feet).

Catch of the Week: Joel Beam from Fillmore, CA with a full stringer. The stringer included a nice 5 pound 1 ounce rainbow which was the "catch of the week". Joel was using yellow Powerbait and he was fishing the Inlet.

Tactics/Bait: Don't forget about the old reliable inflated nightcrawler. The bigger stocked trout love them some worms . Thomas Buoyants and Rapalas were doing well in the lake. In the creek salmon eggs were the hot ticket. The most successful Powerbait colors were yellow and rainbow. The Inlet was the hottest spot this week. Other locations fishing well were Hangman's Tree, Jetty South and North Shore.

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).

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