New Melones Reservoir Fish Report

New Melones Reservoir - Angels Camp, CA


by Nor Cal Fish Reports
12-12-2012

Trolling anglers caught a few limits this week. The fish are in shallow water near the shoreline. A great way to target these fish is top-lining, or using a side-planner. Gold, silver, and blue seem to be the colors they are responding to best.  Try using Rapalas, Excels, and Kastmasters in these colors. Another way to catch them is trolling a crawler/flasher rig. Be sure to use a worm threader to put the worm on the hook. When your crawler is on the hook straight it has a more natural appearance and will draw more strikes. Bank fishing was good this last week. Most anglers are catching planted fish with a few nice holdovers in the mix. There are fish feeding on the surface near the shore line, in the early morning.  Try using to rods, (make sure to get a second rod stamp on your fishing license) fan cast a Kastmaster while your bait is soaking. For bait, garlic scented Power Bait, Power Eggs, or a Mallow/crawler combo will catch them. Also, try fishing small feeder creeks and inlets whenever we get some rainfall. Cooler running water attracts fish, and also washes nutrients and insects into the lake. here are a lot of fair to nice fish being caught. The spotted bass are gorging themselves on shad. This is a good time to fish a vertical presentation. Try locating these balls of shad suspended over the main creek channels (Morman, Angels, Coyote, etc.) and target the fish feeding above and below these shad. 1/2oz. and 3/4oz. spoons in shad patterned colors are good choices.Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333, (209) 586-2383

 



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