Convict Lake Fish Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

Next weekend is the exciting Morrison's Bonus Cash Derby. Come join the fun on October 31st through November 2nd for a chance to win $2000 in cash prizes. We will be stocking 12 tagged fish with corresponding values from $50 to $1000. If you are interested in increasing your chances of landing a money fish, get out on the lake in a boat. If you want to reserve a boat call us at 760-934-3800 Ex.1

The marina will be renting boats until the end of the fishing season. We have a limited number of cabins available for the derby weekend. Before they fill up, give us a call at 760-934-3800 Ex.1 to check on availability and lodging deals.

Catch of the Week: Gene Stegman from Seal Beach, CA landed a behemoth 7 pound 7 ounce Rainbow. Gene was using a red/gold Thomas Buoyant and he was trolling along the North Shore.

Tactics/Bait: Thomas Bouyants and Tasmanian Devils were doing well once again at the lake. The top colors were Bleeding Frog (Tasmanian Devils) and Red/Gold (Bouyants). These lures would also be great choices if you are planning on doing some trolling. Another good trolling lure is the Bikini Needlefish in the white/pearl. Powerbait Power Eggs and Power Worms scored some nice fish. The top colors are pink, red and orange. Flies also hooked some lunkers this week. Go with a streamer like an Olive Wolly Bugger.

The most successful Powerbait colors were White and Salmon Peach. The South Shore and Inlet were the hot spots. The areas around the Outlet supplied a few nice fish this week. Other locations fishing well were the Windy Point, Hangman's Tree, Jetty 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: It looks like a small system with a lot of wind will be coming through Mono County this weekend. By Monday it should moved out of the area. Highs next week are going to be in the high 50's and the lows in the mid 30's. The forecast is for mostly sunny 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 7:13am (10/25/14) - 7:20am (10/31/14) and Sunset 6:07pm (10/25/14) - 6:00pm (10/31/14). Don't forget to set your clocks back next Saturday night.

Stocking: DFG stocked the lake on Monday, October 20th. The next plant of trophy trout at the lake will be October 30th.

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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