Glory Hole Fishing Report

New Melones Reservoir - Angels Camp, CA

by Glory Hole Sports

New Melones Lake level is currently at 1029.55 Water temperature is 66 d. Tuttletown middle ramp is currently in use for lake elevations from 1036.00-942.00. Glory Hole Point side of the lake has the high ramp working till lake elevation hits approx.1025.00 and at that point the middle ramp will be in use from ele. 1028.00 to 940.00. Angels Cove ramp is in use from ele.1088.00 - 975.00.

We like to promote catch and release on New Melones. If you do so, provide us a picture and bring it in for a copy or email it to us at [email protected] so we can put it on the board or in the newsletter.

Anglers FYI: For anyone with a potential lake record please call us at the store and hopefully we can send someone to weigh, photograph and measure the catch at the lake. GHS is the unofficial recorder of lake records for New Melones, and we understand there is sometimes conflicting interest in the welfare of the catch, whether or not to release the potential record, sacrificing your place as a record holder for the lake.

We do promote catch and release. For potential lake records, record the statistics of the fish... length, girth, weight and photographed at the lake before releasing her. If indeed we can verify the information that is provided, such as a witness, comparing the scale used with ours, a photograph with the fish hanging from the scale and can see the scale weight, etc...then we can accept this as proof. If your catch has expired than indeed bring it in to GHS so we can record it here, and you can have it mounted!


A couple nice trout have come in last week in the 6-7 lb. range. Trout anglers are working the lake with Kastmasters and Needlefish at 40- 60 ft. depth. Up river floating salmon eggs at the flow could bring success for shore anglers.


Continued warm days and cooler nights where you need a jacket in the morning tells you the fall transition in in full swing. At this point in the season Bass can be found from 2 ft. and suspended down 40 ft. while they are in there transition period. Using a square bill crankbait to cover shallow water, and deep diver to cover 15-18 ft. depths early morning. Bait fish are prevalent near shoreline at various depths where the bass are filling up.


The last few days of the Catfish Tournament is upon us and the fishing is great with many 10 to near 15 lb cats coming in to be weighed. Local terror John has been fishing long and hard for what he has brought in to be weighed. Pictured with his nightly haul, a 10.12 lb. and a 8.39 lb. cats.


Slow but not at a standstill. Anglers reporting landing Crappie in the marina cove, and trolling on the main lake at 40 ft. Fall Crappie can be found shallow, deep or at the thermocline where it may be the most comfortable area for them to forage for food.

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