New Melones Reservoir Fish Report

New Melones Reservoir - Angels Camp, CA

by Nor Cal Fish Reports

Trout fishing is fair.  There were a few anglers targeting trout and catching some pretty nice rainbows this week.  Trolling anglers try fishing the main lake by the Dam, spillway, and near Rose Island.  The shad will start schooling in the main lake and near the mouths of major creek channels.  The trout primarily feed on shad in the late summer and fall. Kokanee fishing is poor. Bass fishing is fair.  The bite has been pretty good in the morning and evening.  The cooler nights and shorter days will help cool the surface temperature.  Generally the top water bite is good at this time of year but right now we are getting very few surface blow ups.  Most fish are being caught on a variety of soft plastic presentations.  A Carolina rig, Texas rig, dart head, and drop shot are all good ways to catch them. Catfish bite is very good. ery good.  Most anglers are catching multiple catfish on each outing.  The average size catfish is 4-8 pounds, with fish over 10-pounds considered to be better than average.  We have had many reports of different baits that are working.  Night crawlers, liver, shad, and anchovies seem to be producing the majority of fish.  Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333, (209) 586-2383    


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