Convict Lake

Convict Lake Resort Fishing Report – July 25, 2014!

Catch of the Week: Joel Beam from Fillmore, CA with a full stringer. The stringer included a nice 5 pound 1 ounce rainbow which was the “catch of the week”. Joel was using yellow Powerbait and he was fishing the Inlet. Congratulations Joel on a great catch!

Other notable catches this week:
  • Rita Tratz from Lake Arrowhead, CA with two great fish. One toad was a 4 pound 3 ounce rainbow. Rita added a second quality fish for good measure. It was a 3 pound 8 ounce rainbow. She was using a rainbow Powerbait and she was fishing the Inlet.
  • Bonnie Beam from Fillmore, CA hooked a beautiful 3 pound rainbow. Bonnie was using a yellow Powerbait and was fishing at the Inlet.
  • Lance Dalton from Janesville, CA landed a 2 pound and 12 ounce rainbow. He was using  a Thomas Bouyant and was fishing along the South Shore.
  • Mitchell and Gary Landingham from Mission Viejo, CA with a full 5 pound 5 ounce stringer. They was using a mixture of Salmon Eggs and Powerbait. They were fishing at the Inlet.
Mitchell and Gary Landingham
Tactics/Bait: Don’t forget about the old reliable inflated nightcrawler. The bigger stocked trout love them some worms . Thomas Buoyants and Rapalas were doing well in the lake. In the creek salmon eggs were the hot ticket. The most successful Powerbait colors were yellow and rainbow. The Inlet was the hottest spot this week. Other locations fishing well were Hangman’s Tree, 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).
Other Resources: View the Convict Lake Fishing Map and Fishing Rig Suggestion brochures. Both brochures are available in the Convict Lake General Store.
Derby News: Fall derby series Ambush at the Lake will be stating on September 1st and will run until November 15th. Enter for a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes! Also mark your calendars for the Morrison’s Bonus Cash Weekend on Oct. 31 – Nov. 2. $2000 in cash prizes.    
Weather: Highs are going to be in the mid 70’s and the lows in the low 50’s. Chances of afternoon thunderstorms 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 5:55am – 5:59am and Sunset 8:01pm – 8:06pm.
Stocking: DGF is scheduled to plant at the lake and creek the week of July 28th.