It was a great week of fishing at Convict Lake. By far the hottest week of the 2014 fishing season. It started out with 3 and 4 pounders being weighted-in at the general store and continue throughout the week. A few dozen lunkers were brought into the store by weeks end. I want to thank all the folks who bring in their fish to be photographed and tell their story of how it was caught. This fishing report would not be possible without all of you. To see view these fish photos visit our 2014 Fishing Gallery.
Don’t miss out and come join the fun by participating in the Round-Up at the Lake Fishing Derby. Last chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes is June 12th. Hangman’s Bonus Cash Weekend is going on right now, June 6-8. $2000 in cash prizes. As of Saturday morning there has been one tag fish caught. I’ll be posting the results to the derby in the upcoming week.
Catch of the Week: Congratulations to Harley Wallace from El Cajon, CA with a beauty landed along the north side of the Inlet. He was using a Power Worm when he hooked this 6 pound 1 ounce rainbow. Way to go, Harley!
The entire Wallace clan were hooking up left and right! They caught around ten rainbows ranging from 3.13 to 4.11 pounds plus the largest fish of the week. Below Gerritt and Glen with a 3 pound 13 ounce, 3 pound 9 ounce and 4 pound 8 ounce landed by the Inlet on Power Worms. Gerritt also caught one the the tagged derby cash fish.Gerritt and Glenn Wallace
Other notable catches this week:
- Jeff Lococo, Jeff Rollins and Anthony Poyner from San Diego, CA with 5 nice rainbows caught at the Inlet. They were using rainbow Kastmasters when they scored their quintet. The three largest rainbows were 4 pound 9 ounce, 5 pound 6 ounce and 5 pound 8 ounce.Jeff Lococo, Jeff Rollins and Anthony Poynor
To see more fish photos visit our 2014 Fishing Gallery.
- Vil Chanthavisouk from Fresno, CA hooked a 4 pound and 7 ounce rainbow. Vil was using garlic Powerbait and was fishing at the South Shore.
- John Quam with an excellent catch while fishing at the South Shore. John landed a 4 pound 7 ounce rainbow using a Silver Kastmaster.
- Christine Villapando from Victorville, CA representing for the lady anglers. Christine’s fish was a beautiful 4 pound 8 ounce rainbow caught at the South Shore with a Berkley Mice Tail.Christine Villapando
- Madelyn McLeran of Fullerton, CA caught a nice 14 inch rainbow from the creek. She was using a Salmon Eggs. Way to go…Madleyn!Madelyn McLeran
Tactics/Bait: Same as last week, one of the hottest lures was a Power Worms or Mice Tails. I suggest going with pink, red or orange colors. Set up your rig with a large clear bubble, about a three foot leader and a single hook. I like using a Owner Mosquito Hook in either a size 8 or 6. Kastmasters were also knocking them dead out at the lake. Rainbow and silver colors produced some quality fish. In the creek use Salmon Eggs and give small spinners like a Panther Martins a try. The most successful Powerbait colors were peach and yellow. The Inlet, North and South Shore were the hottest spots this week. Other locations fishing well were the Jetty 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 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: The Round-Up at the Lake Happening right now is the Hangman’s Bonus Cash Weekend on June 6-8. $2000 in cash prizes. The Round-Up at the Lake Fishing Derby is winding down. The last chance to get in the raffle for $6,000 in Resort Prizes is June 12th.
Weather: Next week’s forecast looks to be another beautiful summer week in the High Sierra. Highs are going to be in the mid 70’s and the lows in the highs 40’s. There will be chances of thunderstorms throughout the week. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.
Sunrise – Sunset: Sunrise this week 5:35am – 5:34am and Sunset 8:15pm – 8:18pm.
Stocking: DGF planted at the lake and creek the on June 5th. The Convict Lake Resort stocked the lake with 400 pounds of trophy trout also on June 5th.