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.
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!
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.
- 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.
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.
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.