Convict Lake Fish Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

The Convict Lake Resort stocked the lake with 400 pounds of trophy trout on August 26th. It was a quiet week and I didn't see too many of these lunkers get pulled from the lake. That means there are still quite a few toads to be hooked. We will be planting these trophy trout on two more dates this September. One stocking will be mid-September and the second at the end of the month.

Catch of the Week:
Congratulations to Tim Buzbee from Lakewood, CA with a nice rainbow pulled from Convict Lake along the South Shore. He was using garlic Powerbait when he scored this 2 pound 13 ounce rainbow. Great job Tim!

I received a report that an angler did well with a Royal Coachman Fly along the North Shore. I also suggest giving a Stimulator a try. Gold/red or silver were the best colors for lures. For trolling use a Needlefish,Tasmanian Devils or Marvel Fly Lures. The most successful Powerbait color was yellow. Any Powerbait with garlic is always a deathly choice. Using a garlic dip can also increase the number and size on the fish you catch. The South Shore was the hottest spot this week. Other locations fishing well were the Inlet, Jetty, North Shore and Hangman Tree location.

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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