New Melones cats biting

New Melones Reservoir - Angels Camp, CA

by Nor Cal Fish Reports

The lake level dropped three feet this last week. It is currently at 804 ft. above sea level and 284 ft. from full. The water clarity is stained in many areas and will occasionally clear up. The water temperature is warm, with the average being 76-81 degrees. The dam area has been buoyed off due to current that is created when releasing water. Glory Hole Point boat launch is a two lane dirt and gravel road leading off of the end of the point. There is not a courtesy dock and it is best to launch with a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Trout: Slow. There have been very few anglers that are targeting trout. The summer heat and falling water levels has kept many anglers from launching and fishing on New Melones. We can look forward to the temperatures dropping and the bite picking up. Late summer and fall is typically a good time to target large rainbow trout and brown trout. Trolling anglers should focus on using lures that wobble and rattle. With the water being stained and the fish holding deep, sound and vibration become very important. Kokanee: Slow. With such few anglers targeting kokanee, it is difficult to produce an accurate report. However, based on years past the kokanee will start to work their way upriver for their annual spawn and die. With this in mind, the majority of the fish will be near Carson Creek and up toward the 49-bridge. Bass: Fair. The weather forecast is calling for another week hot weather. The daytime temperatures will be over 100-degrees. This will limit the bass bite to early morning, evening and at night. Generally the topwater bite is good at this time of year but right now we are getting very few surface blow-ups. The fish have been moving to deep/cool water and can be found suspended near shad or pulled tight to the bottom. Most fish are being caught on a variety of soft plastic presentations. Catfish: Good. Many anglers have found some nice catfish cruising the shallows near the standing timber and rocky banks. Catfish are known to be bottom-feeders but, they actual feed all throughout the water column. Glory Hole Sports (209) 736-4333

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for Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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Lake Amador: Crappie on tap at Amador
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Lake Berryessa: Chunky bass biting at Berryessa
Bucks Lake: Waiting for fall at Bucks
Bullards Bar Reservoir: Bass, kokes biting at Bullards Bar
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Clear Lake: Options at Clear Lake
Collins Lake: S0-so cat bite at Collins
Contra Loma Reservoir: Slow bite at Contra Loma
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Davis Lake: Still slow at Davis
Del Valle Lake: Stripers, cats active at Del Valle
Donner Lake: Donner best bet in Truckee area
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Lafayette Reservoir: Slog at Lafayette
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Lopez Lake : Panfish party at Lopez Lake
Los Vaqueros Reservoir: Angling choices at LV
Mammoth Lakes Basin: Trout bite holds through crowds at Mammoth
Lake Oroville: Toy bass bite at Oroville
Quarry Lakes: Nary a soul at Quarry Lakes
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San Pablo Reservoir: Crappie, cats and carp at San Pablo Res
Santa Margarita Lake: Crappie solid, bass emerging at Santa Margarita
Shadow Cliffs Reservoir: Cats quiet at Shadow Cliffs
Shasta Lake: Bass back at Shasta
Shaver Lake: Trout limits the norm at Shaver
Lake Sonoma: Not much news from Sonoma
Lake Tahoe: Macks good, kokes fair at Tahoe
Virginia Lakes: Virginias a good trout bet
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Klamath River - Upper - CA: Fresh salmon enter Klamath
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Sacramento River: Colusa action faint
Sacramento River: Salmon rare in Butte County
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for Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

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