New Melones Reservoir Fish Report

New Melones Reservoir - Angels Camp, CA


by Nor Cal Fish Reports
12-17-2014

The water clarity is clear in most of the lake with a few areas being a little stained. The water temperature continues to cool with the average being 55-59 degrees.  Tuttletown launch is closed. Glory Hole Point boat launch is the road leading off the end of the point.  It is a dirt launch without courtesy docks and 4wd is recommended.

 

Trout:  Good.  The trout have moved into shallow water and are cruising the shoreline and feeding near the surface.  The great winter trout bite is right around the corner.  The water temperature has been cooling each week and the fresh water flowing in has made the fish more comfortable and eager to feed.  Try finding areas with that have running water nearby.  These places will have insects and nutrients that have washed into the lake.  Many smaller fish will move up to feed and the larger fish will follow.  Bank anglers are starting to fairly well catching a handful of fish on each outing and some limits.  One nice thing that has happened is the water is starting to rise every day.  This makes the access to the water not as muddy as it has been.  There are a lot of trees and bushes in the water.  The key is to find small stretches of shoreline in between the trees that have more dirt and rock.  The most productive setup has been floating an egg or ball of Power Bait off of the bottom. The bass bite continues to be productive and most anglers are catching a bunch of 1 to 2-pound bass on each outing.  The shad have schooled up and are in many parts of the lake.  Bait balls can be found on bluffs, points, and rock piles in creek channels and on the main lake.  The best way to target fish that are keying on shad is with a drop-shot rig or a jigging spoon.  Smaller baits have been working best.  Try nose hooking a 4" shad patterned worm and fishing it just off of the bottom.  Tiny Flukes and Berkley Minnows are also a great choice. Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333



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