It was another great week of fishing at Convict Lake and the creek. The largest fish out of the lake over the last two years was topped once again this week. The fishing in the creek picked up as a few stringers were filled. The largest fish out of the creek this week was a 1 pound 8 ounce Rainbow caught by Riley Galindo. Make sure to check out all the photos this year in our 2015 Fishing Gallery.
Catch of the Week: Gerritt Wallace from El Cajon, CA had a great week of fishing while staying at the resort. Besides the “catch of the week” he also caught a 7 pound 8 ounce and 6 pound 12 ounce Rainbow. The catch of the last two years was a monster 8 pound 8 ounce Rainbow. He was using a Power Worm and was fishing near the Inlet.
Other notable catches this week: Aki Takeachi from Forest Hills, CA with a stout 7 pound 9 ounce Rainbow. He was fishing at the Inlet and using Nightcrawlers.
- Blake J. Hightower of Hesperia, CA with the help of his personal fishing guides landed a nice 7 pound and 3 ounce Rainbow. Blake was using Salmon Peach Powerbait while fishing the South Shore.
- Larean Cantrell from El Cajon, CA caught a lunker from the Handicap Pier. She hooked this 6 pound 15 ounce Rainbow using Garlic Powerbait.
- Bill Rogers from Covina, CA with an excellent catch while fishing at the North Shore. Bill landed a 5 pound 1 ounce Rainbow using a Mice Tail.
- Emerson Grimsby from Brea, CA landed a 5 pound 7 ounce Rainbow using a Nightcrawler. He was posted up along the North Shore.
- Eugene F. Gomez Sr. and crew from San Gabriel, CA with a 6 pound and 2 ounce Rainbow. Eugene was using Power Eggs and he was fishing the Inlet.
Tactics/Bait: Berkley baits have been doing well all week. Everything from Mice Tails to Power Eggs. Across the board the top colors seem to be pink, orange or red. Rainbow Tasmanian Devils or Bikini Needlefish continue to hook up quality fish for the folks out there trolling. You cant go wrong with inflated Nightcrawlers. After all Nightcrawlers landed the largest fish of the year. The top Powerbait color was Salmon Peach. In the creek, Salmon Eggs continued to be the hot ticket. The top shore locations on the lake were the North Shore and Inlet. Other locations to try: South Shore, the Outlet area 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.I was 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.
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).
Derby News: NOW RUNNING!! Our The Round-Up at the Lake Fishing Derby will be running for only 6 more days. It will ending on June 18th. Don’t miss out on a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes!
Weather: It looks like the thunderstorms have ended for now and next weeks forecast is for sunny skies. The high temps at the start of the week will be in the mid-70’s and the lows in the high-40’s. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.
Sunrise – Sunset: Sunrise this week 5:34am – 5:34am and Sunset 8:18pm – 8:20pm.
Stocking: The county stocked 400 pounds of Trophy Trout on June 11th. The DFG is scheduled to stock the creek and lake next week.