Paul Sehilling

Convict Lake Fishing Report                             August 31, 2013


Convict Lake is scheduled to received 150 pounds of Alpers Trout next week.  This past week a number of 2 pound plus rainbows were caught at the lake. It has been reported that spinners and spoons are landing some nice fish. The lure fishing could be heating up as fall approaches.

Mark your calendar for the  Ambush at the Lake Fishing Derby that will be starting on Monday, September 2nd for a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes!



Header Photo: Paul Sehilling from Bakersfield, CA with a great catch from Convict Lake. Paul was using a night crawler and was posted up at the South Shore when he landed a 2 pound and 13 ounce rainbow. Way to go Paul!           

To see more fish photos visit our 2013 Fishing Gallery.


Catch of the Week: Congratulations to Josh Cotcamp of Nuevo, CA. Josh did a great job by landing a 3 pound 10 ounce and a 2 pound 12 ounce rainbow.  The 3 pounder was the biggest fish this week. Josh was using a Kastmaster and was fishing at the Inlet/South Shore. Great job Josh! The photo of the fish below.


Other Notable catches this week: 


Anaceli Mendez of Buena Park, CA caught a beautiful 2 pound and 5 ounce rainbow. Anaceli was using a night crawler while fishing at the outlet.


Matthew Chavez of Irvine, CA ended a good at the lake with a 2 pound rainbow. He was using an unidentified spoon lure and was fishing at the South Shore. 



Tactics/Bait:  Some nice fish were caught this week with lures. Any type of spoon and Silver/Gold Kastmasters were the hot lures. The most successful Powerbait colors were garlic cheese and salmon peach.  Inflated night crawlers , Red/gold Thomas Bouyants, Red/Pink Power Worms and Powerbait Mice Tails were also very productive. The Inlet, the Outlet and the South Shore were the hot spots this week. Other locations to try are Windy Point, North Shore, Jetty, West Shore, Creek, Handicap Pier, and Hangman's Tree. 


Here is a list of other baits/lures that can be productive: Trout Teasers, green or brown Marvel Fly Lures, Panther Martin, NeedleFish, Thomas Bouyants, Green Wooly Booger and Lip RIpperz Hatchery Dust on Powerbait.


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


Derby News: STARTS ON MONDAY!!!  The Ambush at the Lake Fishing Derby will be starting on Monday, September 2nd for a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes! Also mark your calendars for the Morrison's Cash Bonus Weekend on November 1-3. $2000 in cash prizes.

Weather:  Summer temperatures will be with us for at least one more week. The forecast for next week has the highs in the Mid-70s. Lows in the high-40s. There will be the chance for afternoon thunderstorms all week. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate:     7-Day Forecast Convict Lake

Sunrise - Sunset: Sunrise this week 6:25am - 6:30am and Sunset 7:19pm - 7:28pm.


Stocking: DFG stocked the lake on Tuesday, August 27th.



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Charles Porter

Convict Lake Resort 

2000 Convict Lake Road

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-3800 or 800-992-2260


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