Fishing Opener Weekend in Review 2014

It was an excellent fishing opener weekend and everyone is looking forward to an exciting 2014 fishing season. Many happy anglers came by the store with full stringers and limits both on Saturday and Sunday. Below we posted some of the larger fish of the weekend. Over the opener we were getting reports from satisfied anglers that the fishing was “on fire” back at the Inlet. A group of anglers divulge that they caught and released over 80 fish at the Inlet. Another angler told us he was hooking scores of fish on a Marvel fly and bubble rig. The biggest he reported was a 2 pound plus Brown Trout which he released back into the lake. Special thanks go to Bart Hall who donated the $500 for the first place prize in the Fred Hall Largest Fish at Convict Lake Derby. Bart didn’t too bad out on the lake himself. Bart hooked a nice rainbow on his second cast. He was throwing a Kastmaster along the North Shore.

Every Saturday this season I’ll be sending out Convict Lake’s weekly fishing report.
Stay tune….

Catch of the Weekend: Congratulations to Kai Ishisara from Monterey Park, CA with a lunker from Convict Lake. Kai was using a Mini Jig when he landed a stout 7 pound 14 ounce rainbow. Way to go Kai!

Kai Ishisara

Other notable catches this week: Thomas Kilsheimer from Chatsworth, CA caught this quality fish while fishing at the inlet. Thomas’ fish was a 3 pound 10 ounce Rainbow and he used Yellow Powerbait to land this beauty.

Thomas Kilsheimer

  • James Laux of Mission Viejo, CA with an excellent catch. James hooked a 3 pound 2 ounce Rainbow using an inflated Nightcrawler. He was fishing at the Inlet.

James Laux

To see more fish photos visit our 2014 Fishing Gallery.

Fred Hall Largest Fish Derby:  Over the weekend a number of anglers registered their fish for a chance to win $500. Congratulations to Dave White who landed a beautiful 3 pound and 15 ounce rainbow. Dave was using a Nightcrawler and was posted up at Hangman’s tree when he landed his 1st place, $500 trout.

Dave White

Dave White

2nd place      Thomas Kilsheimer      Full day 18′ pontoon boat rental

3rd place       James Laux                Half day 18′ pontoon boat rental

4th place       Rory Welsh                 Full day 14′ motor boat rental

5th place       Scott Wischnack         Half day 14′ motor boat rental

Other Derby News: The Round-Up at the Lake Fishing Derby started on Sunday, April 27th. 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 6-8. $2000 in cash prizes.


Dave White - 1st  Place Fred Hall Largest Fish

Dave White – 1st Place Fred Hall Largest Fish

About Convict Lake Resort

Convict Lake Resort, gateway to the Eastern Sierra, is a unique family friendly destination nestled in the aspens of Convict Canyon, below the towering peaks of Mt. Morrison and adjacent to a 170 acre crystal clear lake. The resort is rich in history and is located 10 minutes from the town center of Mammoth Lakes, CA. Convict Lake Resort provides the perfect setting for a fishing trip, romantic getaway, wedding or reception, family vacation, any special occasion, or base camp for your favorite Eastern Sierra adventure. The resort has 28 cozy cabins and 3 luxury lodges that will accommodate from 2 to 34 people. Convict Lake is one of the most popular fishing "holes" in the Eastern Sierra. The pristine lake is 168 acres and situated in a bowl at 7,850 feet that was developed by a moraine dam created from retreating glaciers and ringed with towering mountain peaks.  The lake is stocked weekly by the Department of Fish & Game.  The resort also provides supplemental stocking of Alper's rainbow trout throughout the season. Convict Lake Resort has a marina with boat rentals and launching facilities, fishing poles for rent and licenses at our general store. Join the fun of a spring and fall fishing derby and stay updated with weekly fishing reports. The Restaurant at Convict Lake is a magical destination for all seasons with a casually elegant atmosphere, a menu featuring eclectic continental cuisine, award winning wine list and martini bar. Evening dining is available year round, catering on and off-premise, gourmet pizza in The Lounge starting fishing opener weekend, lunch and Sunday brunch under the aspens from mid-June to Labor Day Weekend. Convict Lake is a majestic place to hold a mountain wedding, outdoor ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner during any season. Some of our weddings have been featured on Style Me Pretty-Ultimate Wedding Blog and
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