2014 Fall Lodging Specials!

Fall Lodging Specials!
Escape to Convict Lake this fall.

Our Fall Lodging Special will run Sunday through Thursday from September 1 to October 30, 2014. Starting with our One Room Mountain Cabin, a 2 night’s stay for 2 persons is $379+tax. The special includes a $100 restaurant credit and day boat & motor rental. Call or email for pricing on larger cabins.

Upper Aspen Loop

Upper Aspen Loop

 

Looking for a great end of fishing season lodging deal? Sunday through Thursday from November 2 to November 15, 2014 is our End of Season Fishing Lodging Special. Starting with our One Room Mountain Cabin, a 2 night’s stay for 2 persons is $179+tax.  The special includes a full day boat & motor rental. Call or email for pricing on larger cabins.

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Fishing Report ~ August 8, 2014

Two of the most productive fishing locations on the lake this week were the Inlet and South Shore. Here are a few more details on these spotlighted areas. 

Inlet: It is best to anchor along the shelves in the shallow water and fish the deeper water in front of the creek. The current is moving towards the marina (Southeast). This is often the same direction of the wind. Take advantage of the underwater current and drift Nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Also a great location to use a fly and a bubble. From shore use lures like Thomas Bouyants and Kastmasters. They are not only a deathly choice but have enough weight to cast past the shelves.  

South Shore: This area has plenty of room and is an excellent location to set up a bait rig with a rod holder. It’s a family friendly spot with picnic tables in the area and it’s a short walk from the parking. For boats, troll about 100 yards off shore. Lately Neddlefish have been to effective.

Hangmans Tree is another great location to sink your line. 

Photo taken by Stephen Willard, a premier landscape photographer from the 1940s.

 

 

Catch of the Week:  Congratulations to Nichole Ranney from Los Angeles, CA with a lunker landed along the North Shore. He was using green Powerbait when she scored this 4 pound 13 ounce rainbow. Great job Nichole! 

Nichole Ranney

Other notable catches this week:  Joe Archer from Yardley, CA with a fat rainbow caught at the South Shore. He was using Gulp Worms when he caught this nice 4 pound 1 ounce rainbow.

Joe Archer

  • Karen Uplinger from Watsonville, CA hooked a chunky 3 pound 2 ounce rainbow. Karen was using a Needlefish and was fishing at the Inlet
  • Carly Morris from Agoura Hills, CA also landed a great caught using a Neddlefish. It was a 2 pound and 17 ounce rainbow and she was fishing along the South Shore.  
  • Dave Heinevetter from Watsonville, CA with two great fish. One toad was a 3 pound 2 ounce rainbow. The second fish was a 2 pound 5 ounce rainbow. He was using a Thomas Bouyant and was fishing the Inlet.
  • Dave Heinevetter

  • Dane Morris from Agoura Hills, CA caught nice a 4 pound and 3 ounce rainbow. He was using  a Nightcrawler and was fishing at the North Shore.

Dane Morris

Tactics/Bait: The “go to” lures this week at the lake were Thomas Buoyants and Needlefish. Power Worms were also doing well. My favorites Power Worm colors are pink, red, and orange.  In the creek salmon eggs continued to be the hot ticket. The most successful Powerbait colors were yellow and green. The Inlet and South Shore were the hottest spot this week. Other locations fishing well were Hangman’s Tree, Jetty 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: Our fall derby series Ambush at the Lake will be stating 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.       

WeatherOnce again the forecast for the beginning of next week has chances of afternoon thunderstorms. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate:   7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise – Sunset: Sunrise this week 6:06am – 6:11am and Sunset 7:57pm – 7:50pm.

Stocking: DGF is scheduled to plant at the lake and creek the week of August 10th.

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Fishing Report July 19, 2014

Unfortunately I was unable to get a report out last week. I was down south giving a presentation on Convict Lake Resort and the fishing in the area to the Senior Anglers of Escondido. I want to thank the fine folks of the Senior Anglers of Escondido for having me and I really enjoy talking fishing with the group. Since I missed a week, this report will cover the last two weeks. 

Catch of the Week:  Scott Candish from Simi Valley, CA caught two fat rainbows during his stay at Convict. One was 6 pounds 6 ounces and the second was 5 pounds 1 ounce. He was using nightcrawlers and he was fishing the North Shore/Hangman’s Tree. Way to go Scott!    

Scott Candish

Other notable catches this week:  Jeff Hellerud from Winnetka, CA with a nice rainbow caught along the North Shore. He was trolling an unknown lure when he hooked this 3 pound 15 ounce rainbow.

  • Kevin Stinson from Placentia, CA hooked a 3 pound 12 ounce rainbow. Kevin was trolling a Marvel Fly when he landed a stout trout
  • Susan Kaneshiro caught a 3 pound and 2 ounce rainbow. She was using a nightcrawler and was fishing at the South Shore.
  • Todd and Hunter Penner from Riverside, CA caught themselves a 5 pound 8 ounce stringer. They was using Garlic Powerbait and was fishing the South Shore.
  • Garrett, Zack and Kaitlyn Caudle from Bakersfield, CA caught a nice 11 fish stringer They were fishing the Inlet with nightcrawlers and Powerbait.Garrett, Zack and Kaitlyn Caudle
  • Nate and Cooper from Oceanside, CA each with their first fish. They were fishing the South Shore with worms and salmon eggs. Congratulations boys, great job!! 
Nate & Cooper / Ron Goble

Nate & Cooper / Ron Goble

Tactics/Bait: I would continue to stick with the morning and evening sessions. They will give you a better opportunity of catching larger and more fish. If you are fishing mid-day make sure to get past the selves and fish the deeper water. Get out on a boat and trolling will definitely increase your odds. Trolling was producing some nice fish over the last two weeks. Use a Needlefish,Tasmanian Devils or Marvel Fly Lures. Thomas Buoyants were a hot lure this week. The most successful Powerbait color was Rainbow. Chunky Cheese Garlic is always a deathly choice. The South Shore andHangman’s Tree were the hottest spots once again this week. Other locations fishing well were Inlet, Jetty 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: Our fall derby series Ambush at the Lake will be stating 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.       

WeatherThis week we had beautiful mornings and afternoon thunderstorms. The forecast for the beginning of next week is calling for some lingering afternoon thunder storms then moving into a sunny, mostly clear forecast. Highs are going to be in the high 70’s and the lows in the low 50’s. 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 5:35am – 5:36am and Sunset 8:21pm – 8:21pm.   Saturday, June 21st is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year

Stocking: The county has scheduled the stocking of 400 pounds of Trophy Trout the week of July 22nd. DGF is also scheduled to plant at the lake and creek the week of July 20th.

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Fishing Report June 21, 2014

Today is the longest day of the year and I hope some of you can take advantage of the daylight with some time out on the lake. Fishing has continued to be excellent at Convict as we move into summer. Anglers are continuing to caught the trophy trout that were stocked in the spring. More 3-5 pounders to come in early July. The water level is still good at the lake. The creek is low but fishing well. DFG has continues to plant the creek. The low water levels in the creek are still high enough to support stocking which is a positive.  

We have the the winners of the “Round Up at the Lake” Spring Derby:  View 2014 WINNER (PDF) Prize winners will receive a confirmation letter in the mail by July 15, 2014.  

Catch of the Week: Josiah Ochoa from Bellflower, CA with two great fish. The “catch of the week” was a toad, a 5 pound 6 ounce rainbow. Josiah added a second quality fish for good measure. It was a 4 pound 9 ounce rainbow. He was using a nightcrawler and he was fishing the Inlet. 

Josiah Ochoa

 Other notable catches this week: 

Jerry King from Whittier, CA with a nice rainbow caught along the South Shore. Jerry was using  Salmon Peach Powerbait when he hooked this nice 4 pound 13 ounce rainbow.

Jerry King

  • Harris Goldman from Playa Del Rey, CA hooked a beautiful 5 pound rainbow. Harris was using a nightcrawlers and was fishing at the South Shore.
  • Todd Herrington from Stockton, CA landed a 4 pound and 9 ounce rainbow. He was using  a Dare Devil Lure and was fishing at the Inlet.
  • Miguel Anguiano and crew from Granada Hills, CA with three great stringers. The largest fish of the bunch was 2 pound and 11 ounce rainbow. They was using a Yellow Powerbait and were fishing at the Inlet. 
  • Miguel Anguiano & Crew

  • Scarlett Wood and her sis from Glendora, Ca with a full stringer.They were fishing the South Shore with worms. Great job girls!
  • Scarlett Wood

    Madelyn McLeran

To see more fish photos visit our 2014 Fishing Gallery.

Tactics/Bait: Sometime it’s good to go with the a old reliable bait. This week inflated nightcrawlers scored some nice fish ( 5.6, 5.0 and 4.9 pounders). Roostertails and spoon type lures were doing well in the lake. In the creek salmon eggs were the hot ticket. The most successful Powerbait colors were peach, salmon and rainbow.  The South Shore and Inlet were the hottest spots this week. Other locations fishing well were Hangman’s Tree, Jetty 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: Our fall derby series Ambush at the Lake will be stating 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.       

Weather: The forecast for Convict Canyon calls for another pleasant week. Highs are going to be in the mid 70’s and the lows in the low 50’s. It has been a windy spring so don’t be surprised if the wind picks up a few days this 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 – 5:36am and Sunset 8:21pm – 8:21pm.   Saturday, June 21st is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year

Stocking: DGF is scheduled to plant at the lake and creek the week of June 22nd.

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Fishing Report June 7, 2014

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!

Harley Wallace

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 PoynorJeff 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 McLeranMadelyn 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.     

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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.

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Fishing Report May 31, 2014

As we move into the warmer summer months the fish in Convict Lake often move into the deeper water. This may be the case for the larger trout we stocked last week and I sure the trophy trout we are stocking next week will do the same. You will need to make sure you are getting access to the shelves and fishing in a little deeper water. You might want to consider getting out on the lake in a boat or float tube. I have seen some 3 1/2 pounders plus come out this week. I know there are still some 5 pounders waiting to be caught. Get out early or fish a few hour before dust to improve your chances.

Come join the fun and make sure you are entered into the Round-Up at the Lake Fishing Derby for a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes! Also mark your calendars for thHangman’s Bonus Cash Weekend on June 6-8. $2000 in cash prizes. Don’t miss out on winning some cash for catching trout.

Catch of the Week: Congratulations to Jim Hicks from La Mirada, CA with a lunker landed along the South Shore. He was using peach Powerbait when he scored this stout 4 pound 8 ounce rainbow. Great job Jim!

Jim Hicks

Other notable catches this week: Brian Mallory from Apple Valley, CA with a nice rainbow caught at the Jetty. He was using Gulp Worms when he caught this chunky 3 pound 12 ounce rainbow. 

Brian Malloy

To see more fish photos visit our 2014 Fishing Gallery.

  • Ruben Galarza from Fontana, CA hooked a 3 pound and 7 ounce rainbow. Ruben was using  yellow Micetails and was fishing at the North Shore.
  • Hildi and Allen Seymour from Victorville, CA with the best fishing story of the week. Hildi’s fish was a beautiful 2 pound rainbow caught at the South Shore with yellow Powerbait. Allen with a mythical monster fish of unknown weight.

Tactics/Bait: The hottest lure last week was small jigs. More specific Gulp Worms and Micetail.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. For trolling or just casting from shore, a Tasmanian Devil is a great choice. Tops colors are yellow sunset, stinger and bloody ripper. In the creek give small spinners like a Panther Martins a try. The most successful Powerbait colors were peach and yellow.  The Jetty, North and South Shore were the hottest spots this week. Other locations fishing well were the Inlet 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 Fishing Derby running until June 12th. 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.    

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Weather: The forecast looks to be a typical one for a summer week in the Sierra. Highs are going to be in the mid 70’s and the lows in the low 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 5:37am – 5:35am and Sunset 8:10pm – 8:15pm.

Stocking: DGF is scheduled to plant at the lake and creek the week of June 1st. The resort will  also be stocking the lake with 400 pounds of trophy trout the week of June 1st.

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