Convict Lake / Crowley Lake Area

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Lake Name: Convict Lake      Elevation: 7,580


Road condition:   Paved  

Day hike fishing:

Region: Mammoth Lakes Ranger District 760-924-5500        

Area/description: Mammoth Lakes / Crowley Lake area

Lake size: Nearly a mile long    Depth: 140    Species: Rainbows and Brookies

Closest town or supplies: Convict Lake Resort; Tom’s Place, Mammoth Lakes

Contacts: Convict Lake Resort (760) 934-3800; Crowley Lake Fish Camp (760) 935-4301; Mammoth Lakes Visitor Bureau (888) 466-2666 / (760)-924-5500; Rick’s Sports Center (760) 934-3416; The Trout Fitter fly shop (760) 934-2517.

Facilities: Lodge, marina, grocery store, bait and tackle, RV campground

Nearest campground: Convict Lake Campground; Crowley Lake Fish Camp

Boating: Boat launching fee

Fishing season: General


Tips: If you have a boat, head for the inlet at the back of the lake

Favorite lures or bait: (See Category: Fishing Tips – Best Lures and Bait)

Favorite fly patterns: (See Category: Fishing Tips – Best Fly Patterns and Techniques)

Stocking information: 43,000 + the resort stocks trophy Alper rainbows in addition to the stocking from Mono County Fishing Enhancement, which are also trophy Alper rainbows.  Each spring and on the last day of the season Convict Lake has a fishing derby.

Additional information: Convict Lake offers a wheelchair accessible fishing pier near the outlet.

Nearby fishing:  Convict Creek, Owens River, Hot Creek, Rock Creek drainage and Mammoth lakes.

Directions: From Highway 395, drive 35 miles north of Bishop and turn left on Convict Lake Road.


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This page contains a single entry by David Archer published on January 20, 2008 8:26 PM.

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