Fishing Report for June 13, 2015

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.    

Gerritt Wallace

 

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.

Aki Takeachi

 

  • 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.

    Blake J Hightower

    Blake J Hightower

 

  • Larean Cantrell from El Cajon, CA caught a lunker from the Handicap Pier. She hooked this 6 pound 15 ounce Rainbow using Garlic Powerbait. 

    Larean Cantrell

     

  • 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. 

    Eugene F. Gomez Sr

     

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).

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

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! 

WeatherIt 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. 

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Mother’s Day Brunch 2015

 

 

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Join us for Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 10th!

Served from 10 am to 2:30 pm
For reservations call 760-934-3800 ext. 2
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Adult: $24.95       Child: $12.50 (12 or under)

*Champagne
*Edible Orchids & Pastries

Entrees: Served with potatoes,fresh fruit & sorbet

* Eggs Benedict
* Medallions of Roasted Beef Tenderloin & Eggs
* Hawaiian French Toast
* Smoked Duck Benedict
* Mahogany Smoked Bacon & Eggs

For reservations call 760-934-3800 ext. 2

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2015 Fishing Opener Weekend Review

It was an excellent fishing opener and everyone at the resort is looking forward to an exciting 2015 fishing season. The snow on Saturday didn’t stop the fishermen from getting out on the lake and landing some nice fish. Many happy anglers came by the store with full stringers and limits both on Saturday and Sunday.  Below I posted some of the larger fish of the weekend. Plus the requests of the Opening Weekend Derby at Convict Lake.

Every Saturday this season I’ll be sending out Convict Lake’s weekly fishing report. Stay tuned for future reports….

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Catch of the Weekend: Congratulations to Ryan Sumida from Los Angeles, CA with the largest fish from Convict Lake that was brought into the general store. Ryan was using a Red/Yellow Mousetail when he landed a stout 7 pound 14 ounce rainbow. Way to go Ryan! 

Ryan Sumida

 Other notable catches this week:  Jesus Diaz from Three Rivers, CA caught this lunker while trolling. Jesus’ fish was a 7 pound 11 ounce Rainbow and he used German Brown Buoyant to land this beauty.

Jesus Diaz

 

To see more fish photos visit our 2015 Fishing Gallery.

  • Steve Delgadillo (on the left) of Bakersfield, CA with an excellent catch. Steve hooked a 7 pound 10 ounce Rainbow using a Buoyant. He was fishing at the South Shore.

    Steve Delgadillo & Mario Palencia

     

Opening Weekend Derby:  Over the weekend a number of anglers were fishing the lake in search of the Fred Hall Shows $500 tagged fish. Unfortunately no one hooked the grand prize but 2 anglers did land a tagged fish. They tied for the largest tagged fish of the weekend.

Congratulations to Troy Schoembaum who landed a beautiful 4 pound 8 ounce Rainbow. Troy was using Garlic Powerbait and was posted up on the North Shore when he landed his $50 tagged fish.

Troy Schoenbaum

 

Other 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. 

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

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Fishing Report for October 18, 2014

For the second week in a row we had a record fish for the 2014 season photographed at the resort. This reports “catch of the week” was the largest fish caught from Convict Lake that was checked in at the general store. Congrats to Craig Miszklevitz with an amazing catch. Lures and jigs landed some nice trophy trout this week. Bait fishing with nightcralwers also remained hot. 

 The Morrison’s Bonus Cash Weekend is only two weeks away. Come join us on the weekend of Oct. 31st – Nov. 2nd for a chance to win $2000 in cash prizes. The one weekend it pays to fish.

Catch of the Week: Craig Miszklevitz from Lancaster, CA hooked a 8 pound lunker which resulted in the “catch of the week” and the “catch of the year”. Criag was using a Sierra Slammer Swimbait and he was fishing the North Shore. Congratulations Craig on an amazing catch!      

Craig Miszklevitz

 Other notable catches this week:  Lonnie Nafzgar from Graeagle, CA with a 3 pound 12 ounce rainbow and a fat 5 pound 12 ounce rainbow. Lonnie was using a Red/Gold Thomas Buoyant and he was trolling the center of the lake. 

Lonnie Nafzgar

To see more fish photos visit our 2014 Fishing Gallery.

  • Joe Bellantoni from Ontario, CA landed a beautiful 4 pound 5 ounce rainbow. Joe was using a white jig and was fishing at an unknown location.
  • Michael Caudillo from Quartz Hill, CA caught a 4 pound and 5 ounce rainbow. He was using a Rainbow Garlic Powerbait and was fishing at the Inlet. 
  • Joann Lijek from Bishop, CA hooked a stout 5 pound 5 ounce rainbow. She was using a nightcrawler while fishing along the South Shore near the Inlet.
  • Joann Lijek

     

  • Robby Shott from Wildomar, CA with two nice Convict Lake trout. One was a 3 pounder and the other was a 4 pound 6 ounce rainbow. Robby was using a nightcrawler and he was fishing at the Inlet. 

Robby Shott

 

Tactics/Bait: Kastmasters, Thomas Bouyants and Tasmanian Devils were doing well at the lake. The top colors were Black Thunder (Tasmanian Devils), Red/Gold (Bouyants) and Gold or Silver (Kastmaster). A Sierra Slammer Swimbait landed the largest fish of the season. I’m a big fan of these swimbaits. I’ve done well with the Grasshopper, King Crimson and Blue Skiner colors.

A lot of different colors of Powerbait were working especially anything with garlic.The most successful Powerbait colors were yellow, green and rainbow.  Inflated nightcrawler caught some nice rainbows this week.  The North Shore and inlet were the hot spots. Other locations fishing well were the Inlet, Hangman’s Tree, Jetty and South 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 our Convict Lake Fishing Map and Fishing Rig Suggestion brochures. Both brochures are available in the General Store.

Derby News: NOW RUNNING!! Our fall derby series Ambush at the Lake started on September 1st and will run until November 15th. Come join us 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.   

WeatherHighs are going to be in the low 60’s and the lows in the mid 30’s. The forecast is for mostly sunny throughout the beginning of next week and breezy on Monday.  Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate:  7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise – Sunset: Sunrise this week 7:07am – 7:12am and Sunset 6:16pm – 6:08pm.

Stocking: No stocking scheduled this week. The next plant of trophy trout at the lake will be October 30th.

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Fishing Report September 27, 2014

South Shore - 10/8/2013

South Shore – 10/8/2013

It’s a great time of year for fishing and viewing  the fall colors. The fishing has stayed hot and I’m sure it will continue as another big fish stocking is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. As for the colors they are starting to turn and should be in full effect within a few weeks.  

ANOTHER BIG FISH STOCKING ALERT: The Convict Lake Resort will be stocking the lake with 400 pounds of trophy trout on September 30th.

Next week would be a good time to join the derby. It runs from September 1st  to the end of the 2014 fishing season, November 15. We will be giving away $6,000 in Resort Prizes! Enter the derby and catch a fish 14 inches or longer to be eligible to win one of sixty resort prizes. Come join the fun!

Catch of the Week: Congratulations to Dwayne Bell from Lancaster, CA with an excellent fish pulled from Convict Lake at Hangman’s Tree. He was using a nightcrawler when he scored this stout 5 pound 1 ounce rainbow. Great job Dwayne!    

Dwayne Bell

 Other notable catches this week:  Peter Sessoyeff from Redwood, CA with a limit stringer. The stringer’s largest fish was a 4 pound 1 ounce rainbow. Peter was using Silver Needlefish and he was trolling near Hangman’s Tree. 

Peter Sessoyeff

To see more fish photos visit our 2014 Fishing Gallery.

  • Kim Koreyasu from Torrance, CA hooked a nice fish while fishing at the South Shore. Kim was using a nightcrawler when she landed a 3 pound 10 ounce rainbow. 
  • Marc Alvarez from Bakerfield, CA landed a 3 pound and 9 ounce rainbow. He was using a Thomas Bouyant and was fishing at the South Shore. 
  • Mike Malick from Temcula, CA caught a quality 3 pound 13 ounce rainbow. He was using a Roostertail and was fishing at the Inlet.

    Mike Malick

 

  • Dave and Ryan Cavalli from Santa Barbara, CA with two full stringers. The stringer’s largest fish was a 3 pound 10 ounce rainbow caught by Ryan. The second largest from the stringers was a 2 pound 14 ounce rainbow caught by Dave. They was using nightcrawlers and they were fishing along the North Shore. 

Dave and Ryan Cavalli

 

Congrats to Margo Orellana for hooking two toads and they were her personal bests.  They weighed 3 pounds 2 ounces and 3 pounds 6 ounces. She caught them on a chartruese Power Worm at the Inlet. Mark Zirges with a 3 1/2 pounder which qualified him in the derby raffle. They caught and released about 30 fish in two days, and kept 5 for the barbecue. Great fishing!

Margo Orellana & Mark Zirges

Margo Orellana & Mark Zirges

Tactics/Bait: The lures of choice this week were Thomas Bouyants, Roostertails and Needlefish. Gold/red and silver were the hot colors on the lures. Mice Tails and Power Worms were also knocking them dead all week.  For trolling use a rainbow Rapala, Needlefish,Tasmanian Devils or Marvel Fly Lures. The most successful Powerbait color was Rainbow. Any Powerbait with garlic continued to be deathly. Using a garlic dip can also increase the number and size on the fish you catch.  All along the North Shore and Inlet were the hottest spots this week. Other locations fishing well were the South Shore and Hangman Tree location. DFG is scheduled to stock the creek early next week. At the creek give salmon eggs a shot.

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

Derby News: NOW RUNNING!! Our fall derby series Ambush at the Lake started on September 1st and will run until November 15th. Come join us 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.   

WeatherThe forecast for the beginning of next week will start with chance of showers and by Monday it is forecasted to be mostly sunny. Temps will be dropping but by Tuesday they will start to warm up again. Highs are going to be in the low-50’s and the lows in the high-30’s. By Tuesday the highs will be back up in the low-60 The weather is away changing day to day in the high country. Make sure to visit the National Weather Service link which is usually accurate:  7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise – Sunset: Sunrise this week 6:48am – 6:53am and Sunset 6:47pm – 6:38pm.

Stocking: The Convict Lake Resort will stock the lake with 400 pounds of trophy trout on September 30th. DGF is scheduled to plant at the lake the week of September 28th.

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Fishing Report for September 9, 2014

This week the fishing was without doubt above average at the lake. A dozen or more 3 pound plus fish were caught throughout the week. The weather was beautiful and the fishing was great. The guys down at the marina give me some excellent info on the conditions. First, the deeper water is cooler off the outlet/marina side of the lake compared to the inlet. There is about a 4 degree difference. Second, the large fish seem to be holding at a depth of around 60 feet off the shelves. If you are trolling the shelf off the Jetty and Hangman’s Tree be prepared for a grab once you make the turn and your lures drops. This is with about 6-7 colors (60-70 feet of lead core line).  

Catch of the Week:  Jay Clements from Anaheim, CA hooked a 4 pound toad which resulted in the “catch of the week”. Jay was using Gulp Powerbait and he was fishing the South Shore. Congratulations Jay on a great catch!     

Jay Clements

 

Other notable catches this week:  Tony Phan from Richmond, CA with a fat 3 pound 12 ounce rainbow. Tony was using rainbow Powerbait and he was fishing the North Shore.

Tony Phan

  • John Patino from Pico Rivera, CA landed a beautiful 3 pound 5 ounce rainbow. John was using garlic Powerbait and was fishing along the South Shore.
  • Dave Cavalli from Santa Barbara, CA caught a 3 pound and 2 ounce rainbow. He was using  a worms and was fishing at Shale Beach. 
  • The Ramirez Family from Mission Viejo, CA with a three nice rainbows (3 pounds, 2 pounds 8 ounces & 2 pounds 4 ounces). They was using garlic Powerbait and were fishing at the South Shore.
  • The Ramirez Family

  • Dawn Flanagan from Laguna Hills, CA with a stout 3 pound 6 ounce rainbow. Dawn was using a garlic Powerbait and she was fishing the South Shore. 

Dawn Flanagan

Tactics/Bait: Last week was sunny with no real cloud cover. Brighter lures were working the best last week. Roostertails and Tasmanian Devils were doing well at the lake. The top colors for the Tasmanian Devils were Black Thunder, Red/Gold and Bloody Frog.

Looking for more information on color selection. This article was not written with the Eastern Sierra solely in mind but there is definitely some good info that applies to the area. Check out this article: Exploding The Myths With Some Truths About Lure Color, by Greg Vinall.

A lot of different colors of Powerbait were working especially anything with garlic.The most successful Powerbait colors were yellow, green and rainbow.  Don’t forget about the old reliable inflated nightcrawler. The side of the lake near the Outlet seem to be fishing very well this week. The South Shore was the hot spot. Other locations fishing well were Inlet, 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 our Convict Lake Fishing Map and Fishing Rig Suggestion brochures. Both brochures are available in the General Store.

Derby News: NOW RUNNING!! Our fall derby series Ambush at the Lake started on September 1st and will run until November 15th. Come join us 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.   

WeatherHighs are going to be in the low 70’s and the lows in the mid 40’s. The forecast is for mostly sunny 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 6:30am – 6:35am and Sunset 7:19pm – 7:10pm.

Stocking: We have scheduled to plant 400 pounds of trophy trout at the lake on September 16th.

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