New Melones Fishing Report

New Melones Reservoir - Angels Camp, CA

New Melones Fishing Report
This young man had a great day fishing Glory Hole Point using powerbait in Rainbow.

by Glory Hole Sports Staff
(209) 736-4333

New Melones Reservoirs' current water level is 933.50 and is 154.50 ft. from full. Water temperature is between 60 and 65d. depending on your location on the lake. Please keep your family, dogs, and crew safe with safe boating practice. ANYONE 35 years old or younger is required to have a California Boating Card on board any vessel they are navigating.
Per the Bureau of Reclamation... "The Bureau of Reclamation is finalizing contingency plans that will impact recreation services at the start of recreation season (April 1st). For Glory Hole, the boat launching will continue at GH Point (Angels Cove will remain closed unless we have a biblical proportion of precipitation that brings up the reservoir).  Day use areas will remain open, except for Osprey Pt. (which is currently closed). Ironhorse campground will remain open with a high probability that Big Oak will open at some point in April/early May – an electrical issue has been resolved. We’ve had many challenges and like the private sector it has been difficult to pick up employees over the last year and a half. Tuttletown will feel the impacts of low staffing more acutely come April. Please standby while we work through our present plans." 
If your planning to visit this summer, get your reservations in early...
Reservations are required for camping. Contact New Melones Lake Marina is currently closed for the season.
Glory Hole Point Boat Ramps:
Highest ramp is in water from 1088.00 to 1025.00 (CLOSED)
Middle ramp is in water from 1028.00-to 940.00 (CLOSED)
The concrete lower ramp at the end of Glory Hole Point remains launchable with two courtesy docks. Driving down to the ramp, the road is slightly bumpy, but manageable. This ramp is in the water from 940.00 to 900.00
Tuttletown Boat Ramps
Highest ramp in water from 1088.00 to 1031.00 (CLOSED)
Middle ramp in water from 1036.00 to 942.00 (CLOSED)
Lower concrete ramp is NOW OPEN 945.00 to 900.00 (Courtesy docks in place)
Angels Cove Boat Ramp and parking lot: (CLOSED)
Raider Nation Stanley Ita showing off what its like to go out on the Headhunter boat with Kyle Wise. They made short work on limits of trout and a kokanee. Stanley was fishing the main lake trolling pink hoochie, gold dodger and Pautkze scent.
Reports of a couple limits have been caught in the early stages of Kokanee season. We expect this year to be a good year for koks.
Bass Anglers Northern California had a two day tournament March 26, 27 on New Melones. With a winning two day bag weight of 31 lbs, Jeff Post and Troy Hornbeck took home the 1st place money. Second place weight was 26.15 lbs. Big fish was 7.39 lbs. With the bass spawn on, anglers have been having excellent results with a wacky/Senco combo and shakey heads. Also a great bait to use is live minnows. Water releases have somewhat impacted spawning bass as anglers have noticed beds coming out of the water. 
No Reports
Seems the Crappie have spawned out at this point and are now just wanting to eat. Very nice 2+ lb. crappie have been caught mostly on live minnows and crappie jigs.
Other News
The Bureau of Reclamation Administration Office is open and selling annual passes for the lake (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat & Sun. only) Museum remains closed, due to lack of help.

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