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Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/17/2014 11:06 PM Updated by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/17/2014 11:09 PM
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Glory Hole Sports Has Released this Week's Fishing Report

Angels Camp, Ca...New Melones Lake is currently holding 759,930 acre-feet of water. The lake level dropped four feet this week and is currently at 906 ft. above sea level and 179 ft. from full. The water is stained in most areas of the lake, and fairly clear in others. There are mud lines forming near the shore throughout the day, especially on windy days. The average water temperature is 74-80 degrees and rising daily...

Finally talked my grand daughter Isabella into going fishing and she is hook she landed the biggest fish of the day, a nice rainbow and finished her limit out with some nice fat koks.

Kimberly Comer and her friend CJ Cole










Greetings!



Sound and Vibration

Bites are triggered by many different things.  Fish feed by sight, smell, sound and feel.  The obvious and most appealing lure characteristic to an angler would be the visual aspect.  We all now about scent as well and how it can improve your hook up ratio and draw more strikes.  Sound and vibration often get over looked.


A blade spinning through the water will not only create sound it also creates vibration that the fish can feel from a distance, which will help them hone in on the bait.  Blades come in many different shapes and sizes, and each one will have a unique sound and vibration.


The most common blade would be a Colorado blade.  These are shaped like a teardrop and will create a pulsating vibration and sound.


Another blade style is the willow leaf blade, which is shaped like a willow leaf.  This blade puts off less vibration and will spin faster at slow speeds due to less water resistance.


Last is the Dakota blade.  This blade looks much like a Colorado blade that has a notch cut out of it.  This blade cuts through the water with a vibration unlike any other blade.


Some baits come with blades and other don't but the option of adding a blade is always a possibility.  Simply slide a clevis with an additional blade onto your favorite bait.


Good Luck- from all of us at Glory Hole Sports















































Fishing Report

 


Water Conditions:  New Melones Lake is currently holding

759,930 acre-feet of water.  The lake level dropped four feet this week and is currently at 906 ft. above sea level and 179 ft. from full.  The water is stained in most areas of the lake, and fairly clear in others.  There are mud lines forming near the shore throughout the day, especially on windy days. The average water temperature is 74-80 degrees and rising daily.


Trout: Fair.  Night fishing for trout has been good.  Most anglers fishing under submersible lights are catching limits of chunky 2-pound rainbows.  Nightcrawlers and Power Bait are working well.  The trout will school in deeper/cooler water during the hot summer heat and move into shallow water at night to feed.  It is a good idea to anchor in 40-60' of water that is near 100-200' areas.  Drop your light 10-20' down and fish your presentations below that. Trolling anglers have been doing better each week and bringing in a handful of nice trout along with their kokanee.  The trout are drawn to deeper/cooler water.  The main river channel will have the coolest water throughout the summer.  Try trolling in 30-50' of water at 2.5-3.0 mph.  The shad are schooled up and are a primary food source for trout.  Try using baits that best resemble the natural forage.  The water is a bit stained so in would be a good idea to include some bright colors in your presentation.  Try using bright blades along with natural patterned baits, or natural blades along with brighter baits.


 
Glory Hole Sports Big Fish of the Week goes to 5-year old Iris Bender and 7-year old Isabella Hardman.  They caught limits of kokanee and had a couple nice rainbows as well.  Their biggest rainbow weighed 1-pound, 15-ounce.  

 

Bank fishing for trout has been very slow.  Trout season is open for rivers, and streams, it might be best to try your luck in these areas. If you do choose to target trout from the bank try using chartreuse or rainbow garlic Power Bait.  Fly fishing anglers try fishing nymphs under an indicator during the day and switching to mayfly patterns during the evening.  Also, try using buggers and streamers in the high country lakes.


 

Kita Till caught a 7-pound, 10-ounce brown trout while trolling a hoochie.

 

We do encourage catch and release for the brown trout as The Department of Fish and Game will no longer be planting them.  Carefully measure, weigh and photograph trophy fish and send us pictures and information. 


Kokanee: Good. The kokanee are biting and most anglers are catching limits. The average size is 11-13" with a few fish measuring 14-16".  The fish are schooling in deep water off of Glory Hole Point and near the dam, spillway and Rose Island. A variety of colors are producing limits. Orange has been a favorite for a couple of weeks. Fish will be keying on baits that disperse water and create vibration. Try using different blade style on each setup until you find one that works.  Try using spinners, Apex and bladed hoochies.  It is also a good idea to modify your dodgers by adding a little bend to them.  This modification will give the blade and bait more side-to side swing.  Scent is very important when fishing in water with less visibility.  Add a Scent Chamber/chain swivel to ensure your setup will have plenty of scent.  Garlic, bloody tuna, anise, and kokanee special will work.  Don't forget to tip your presentations with dyed and scent shoepeg corn.



Nice limit of kokanee caught near the dam.


Bass:  Fair.  The bass are done spawning and moving out into deeper water where they will spend the summer.  They will move shallow at night and in the morning for a short period of time to feed.  Then they will head back to cool water for the hot hours of the day.  Try using reaction baits in the cooler hours of the day and switching slower moving baits during the heat.  A great presentation that works at all depths is a Carolina Rig.  Try using a soft plastic lizard or brush hog and keep contact with the bottom.  Another rig that catches fish especially in stained water is a Texas Rig worm with a "brass and glass" weight and bead.  With this presentation your can create a Ticking noise by shaking the tip of the rod.  This will attract fish from a distance. If you can find balls of shad try dropping a shad patterned worm or a small swim bait down to them. Please practice catch and release. Take photos and carefully release the fish back into to the lake to maintain a healthy fish population for generations to come.

 


Casey Strom of Pleasanton/Angels Camp caught and released this bass up river on a R2S Rover.


Catfish: Good.  Melones cats tend to be fish-eaters rather than bottom foragers, so use frozen shad, mackerel, chicken liver, or anchovies for best success.  Larger cats will also feed on natural bait like crawlers. To target large cats try using a big ball of crawlers.


 
Glory Hole Sports Big Fish of the Week goes to Teresa Carnesecca of Angels Camp. She landed a hefty 12-pound cat while fishing with liver, at night near Glory Hole Point.


Crappie: Slow.  Try a live minnow in tandem with a mini jig. The color of the jig will draw fish to it, and the live minnow triggers the bite. With the water warming up the fish will suspend in the middle of main lake creek channels. Try to find trees and flooded timber in 25-40 feet of water.






Guide Report From Guide Gary Burns


Finally talked my grand daughter Isabella into going fishing and she is hook she landed the biggest fish of the day, a nice rainbow and finished her limit out with some nice fat koks.


The kokanee fishing at New Melones has been great this week, we have put limits in the boat everyday we have fished. The spillway produced  most of the fat koks with some nice rainbows also being landed. The kokanee are still being caught from 30 to 50'. Uncle Larry's Splatter Spinners in pink or any of Uncle Larry's Spinners in pink will put the koks in your boat, Simon Baby Wobblers also in pink or gold and Glitter Bugs pink hoochies also put nice koks in the boat this week, pulled behind blue dodgers.

 

Gary Burns

Take it to the Limit


 

Guide Report From Guide John Liechty



The full moon was still glowing when we got to the ramp.  It is important to get an early start at this time of the year for some explosive top water fishing.  We had six fish in the boat up to 3-pounds all before 5:45 in the morning, then the surface bite stopped.


I had the pleasure of spending the day with Kimberly Comer and her friend CJ Cole.  These two were very serious, dedicated, and determined to catch some big fish.  We made a handful of stops and caught fish everywhere went.  Mid-morning we pulled up on a main lake point and tossed our jigs and soft plastics into the water.  Immediately we had one hook up, then another.  We quickly landed one nice largemouth, but on the other rod we had a heavy fish that was not going to come in anytime soon.  After a few minutes and a well executed battle, we landed a beautiful spot that weighed well over 5-pounds.  This is a fish of a lifetime.  We had a great day, fished the whole entire lake, and had a very memorable fishing Xperience.


Xperience Fishing Guide Service
xperiencefishing@yahoo.com
John Liechty (209) 743-9932
Dan Liechty 

 








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