Fishing at Convict Lake

Yosemite Convict Lake Trailhead

Added by George Bruce Wilson

Scenic views of one the Eastern Sierra's most picturesque lakesGreat fishing with opportunities for browns and rainbows - see the report hereDesignated campground and cabins

Many people come to Convict lake for the fishing. Convict is located only 2 miles off the main highway in the Eastern Sierras. The lake is clear and pristine with beautiful views. There are various ways to fish here; some rent out boats or bring their own and cruise around the lake fishing. Others like to pull up on the south side of the lake and fish from shore or from their float tubes.

This area can get pretty cold in the fall, winter, and early spring season so dress accordingly. You might also want to pack in some food as there is only a small general store near by. The largest markets are south in the town of Bishop or north in Mammoth Lakes. Please remember to leave no trace and pack out what you pack in.

Pack List

  • Fishing Gear
  • Float Tube (optional)
  • Camping Gear (if camping)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water
  • Snacks
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Activities:

Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Swimming Hole
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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about 1 year ago

Convict Lake

Great fishing. You can rent a pontoon boat and drive around the lake. After your done fishing you can take a nice hike around it. I'm not sure about backpacking options but I'm sure there is. Overall a great place.

about 1 year ago

Added by George Bruce Wilson

I am a professional photographer/Film-maker based out of the beautiful state of Utah. I have always loved being able to create. From luxury furniture to adventure films. Creation is a huge passion of mine as well as the outdoors. Anytime I can't mix those two together, I am thrilled! You can find my work at ThreePeakFilms.com and in social media @threepeakfilms

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