Kokanee Fishing is on Fire!

New Melones Reservoir - Angels Camp, CA

Kokanee Salmon, Kokanee Salmon
New Melones is proving to be one of the best fisheries in the West. This 3.8 lb Kokanee landed July 22 only helps solidify this lakes reputation as a top 4 lake in the US for freshwater sportsfishing. Known for being an outstanding lake for bass angling, this year has drawn Kokanee anglers from all over the West to limit out on these landlocked salmon.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Glory Hole Sports

by Glory Hole Sports Staff
(209) 736-4333

Brown Trout has been doing good with reports of 3-6 lb. browns being caught and released. Most reports coming from trolling anglers targeting Kokanee. Colin Kelley of Modesto was trolling Angels Creek landing this limit of Kokanee with one 5lb.9oz. Brown Trout using Paulina Peak tackle.


Big Al's guide service reported landing a 18 1/4" Kokanee on Melones (no weight recorded). Any Kok angler hearing that news would be hard pressed to not want to get on the water and try going after the Glory Hole Sports recorded lake record of 2 lb.11oz. (no length recorded.) The big news is that New Melones Kokanee bite has been outstanding for the last two weeks with most anglers trolling and getting off the water before noon with limits of the landlocked salmon. Bruce Lund and fishing pardner of Pine Grove trolled the main lake to the spillway hooking up with these Kokanee and Trout. They reported using Pink Hoochies and garlic scent or bloody tuna. 

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