New Melones Reservoir Fish Report

New Melones Reservoir - Angels Camp, CA

by Nor Cal Fish Reports

The lake level dropped three feet again last week andis 41 feet from full. Water temperature is 67-69 degrees. The lake will "turn over" when surface water cools to the same temp as the deeper water- around 53-54 degrees. This usually happens around Thanksgiving, and then the trout bite really turns on for bank-anglers and trollers alike. Trout fishing now is good. Most anglers who are willing to put in the time are catching limits of 1 to 2 pound holdovers. Bite is best in the morning. Trollers have been doing well fishing over the main river channel, in the main lake and at the mouths of major creek arms, 35-50 feet deep. Spotted bass and smaller largemouth are biting. Fish are moving into deeper waters and pulling off shore due to falling water levels. Fish are feeding heavily on shad right now.  (209) 736-4333, (209) 586-2383

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