Convict Lake Fish Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

At the Resort this week some nice sized fish were weighed in at the store but not the numbers we have seen in the past. So if you prefer quality over quantity, the fishing is was right up your alley. The second largest fish (7 pounds 10 ounces) of the season was hooked this past week. Another was just shy of 6 pounds. The fish seem to be holding a little deeper then they typically do this time of year. Anglers trolling with lead core are the most successful at about 6 to 7 colors. The trolling lure on choice this week was the White Pearl Bikini Needlefish. Spoon lures (ie Thomas Bouyant) and Powerworm/Micetail rigs are working well but you need to get deep. Don't forget about the old reliable inflated nightcrawler or garlic Powerbait.

Catch of the Week: Stacey McIntosh from Toluca Lake, CA hooked a monster 7 pound 10 ounce toad. Stacey was using a Red/Gold Thomas Bouyant and he was fishing near Hangman's Tree from a pontoon. Congratulations Stacey on a great catch!

Tactics/Bait: Thomas Bouyants was the lure of choice this week and are often the lure to use at Convict Lake. Red/Gold was the top preforming color. You can't go wrong with a red/gold Thomas Bouyants. A lot of different colors of Powerbait were working especially anything with garlic.The most successful Powerbait colors were yellow and orange. Don't forget about the old reliable inflated nightcrawler. The Hangman's Tree was fished very well this week. This was the location of the 7.10 pounder. The South Shore was also another hot spot. Other locations fishing well were Inlet, 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).

Weather: The start of the week looks to be quite pleasant. Looks to be a typical fall forecast. Highs are going to be in the low 60's and the lows in the mid 30's. The forecast is calling for mostly clear skies throughout the beginning of next week. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 7:00am - 7:06am and Sunset 6:26pm - 6:17pm.

Stocking: No stockings are scheduled for next week

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


Charles Porter
Convict Lake Resort
2000 Convict Lake Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-3800 or 800-992-2260

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