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


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 HindsightBride.com.
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