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Fishing Derby Highlight Fall Season

Convict Lake Fishing Derby This fall season starts off with Convict Lake in Mammoth sponsors their famous "Ambush at the Lake" fishing derby. What a perfect way for Dads to teach their family about fishing and enjoy the great outdoors while you're at it. Each year Convict Lake holds this massive fishing derby which lasts from September1 till the close of the Mammoth fishing season on November 15. It is one more reason why Mammoth fishing is such a big deal, and has become the fishing capital of the Eastern Sierra. Here are the events being held. Come on, get off your anchovy and come put your pole in the hole! Ambush at the Lake - Convict Lake Fall Fishing Derby
There are $6,000 in Resort Prizes. It is a simple contest, the biggest fish wins, but you have to enter, to go for the loot and before you begin to fish! The competition fee is $15 and includes a commemorative pin and a 1 year subscription coupon to California Sportsman Magazine. The rules of the competition are simple; fish must be caught sunrise to sunset and must be at least 14" or longer. One fish can be entered for each derby entrance. All the rules are posted at Convict Lake so be sure to check this out.

Morrison's Bonus Derby Weekend: October 31 -November 2 The extra derby this year is Morrison's Bonus Derby Weekend and it is in conjunction with the Ambush at the Lake derby. There is an extra $2000 up for grabs and all you have to do is catch the tagged trout. For those that don't know, trout are tagged with a medal so you know you caught a winner. 12 big trout will be put in the lake along with the regular stocked fish on that bonus weekend. Catch one to win! Payout are based on the number that is on the trout. There will be 1 first prize, 2 second prizes and so on.

While fishing in Mammoth is a lot of fun, and the derbies are a hoot, if that is not your thing, then you can explore the river beds, the other lake areas to go catch fish. Any of the tackle shops in town can tell you where the fish are running and there are plenty of great places to go fishing in Mammoth Lakes To get the details, ask at the local participating lakes such as Convict Lake or Crowley Lake... but wit there's more!

As the weather begins to chill down and the days grow shorter, the leaves on the trees light up on fire and turn brilliant colors of yellow, red, rust and orange. For the fishing widows, venturing off the beaten path to find the fields of trees alongside the rivers and streams that are coming ablaze is a popular past time. It gives a true sense of what outdoors in the mountains is like and why touring the various lakes and crevasses has become a popular fall activity. The trees alongside the rivers and streams seem to change first and by October everywhere you look the colors are bright and vibrant. Our forest service keeps tabs on where the trees have the best color, and every hike or moment outdoors is filled with spectacular beauty. Fishing along the streams or in one of the lakes is highlighted by nature doing its beauty. You can't help but love the best places to see Mammoth fall colors and how it coincides with all the season finale of fishing in Mammoth. Now that the kids are settled in school, why not plan a 3 to 5 day getaway.


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