Convict Lake Fish Report

Convict Lake - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County)

by Convict Lake Staff

We were hit with a late winter storm last week. We received about a foot of snow at the lake starting on Thursday and continuing into Friday morning. It did slow down the fishing a little but we did get the biggest fish from the past 2 years just prior to the storm. If you are worried about the snow, no need to fret. Most of the snow has melted lake level as of today.

Catch of the Week: More like the "Catch of the Past 2 Years". Carlos Roma with a 8 pound 7 ounce Rainbow. Carlos was using a brown jig when he landed this monster. He was fishing at the Inlet. Great job Carlos!

Other notable catches this week:

John Riker from Huntington Beach, CA seems to always lands quality fish while visiting Convict Lake. John's fish was a 4 pound 10 ounce Rainbow and he was using yellow Powerbait.

Howard Palmquist from Sugarloaf, CA landed a 4 pound 2 ounce Rainbow which resulted in a nice dinner. He was fishing the South Shore and using Nightcrawlers.

Tactics/Bait: The most successful Powerbait color was yellow. Any color with garlic worked well. I would suggest using some type of added attractant. Pro-Cure, Bait-On, Lip Ripperz and Berkley all make excellent attractants, which are sold at the general store. The Inlet was the hottest spot this week. Other locations fishing well were the South Shore, North Shore, the Handicap Pier 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 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).

Other Resources: View our Convict Lake Fishing Map and Fishing Rig Suggestion brochures. Both brochures are available in the General Store.

Derby News: The Round-Up at the Lake Fishing Derby started on Sunday, April 26th. Come join us for a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes! Also mark your calendars for the Hangman's Bonus Cash Weekend on June 5-7. $2000 in cash prizes.

Weather: Sometime forecasting the weather in the Eastern Sierra is like flipping a coin but here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

At the start of next week the highs will be in the low 60's and the lows on the mid 30's. NWS is calling for a breezy day on Monday.

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 5:53am - 5:47am and Sunset 7:52pm - 7:58pm.

Stocking: We are scheduled to stock Trophy Trout on May 19th. Our stocking date was moved from May 14th to the 19th

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

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