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The Weekly Fishing Report From New Melones is Here

Angels Camp, Ca...New Melones Lake is currently holding 739,507 acre-feet of water. The lake level dropped three feet this week and is currently at 903 ft. above sea level and 182 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. Tuttletown launch is closed. Glory Hole Point boat launch is open, and there are no plans to close it. There will be some transition periods between launches were launching will be limited to one or two lanes...

9-year old Travis Wright caught some nice kokanee and rainbows while trolling Assassin Spinners near the spillway.

John Nichols of Sutter Creek caught a limit of chunky kokanee.







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Line selection is one of the most important factors in fishing, and yet is often overlooked.  The fish don't worry about fancy trucks, sparkling boats, or expensive rods and reels.  However, they do pay close attention and take notice to line diameter, visability and presence.


There are so many options on the market it can make choosing the appropriate line near impossible.  To keep things fairly simple, stick to three categories, braid, monofilament and fluorocarbon.



Braid is very strong and last forever.  It also has a very small line diameter in comparison to pound test (30# braid has the diameter of 6# mono or fluorocarbon).  Another thing that is very important about braid is that there is no stretch.  This is an important factor to keep in mind when using it for trolling. It would be best to incorporate a Rubber Snubber to act as a shock absorber.


Monofilament is the most common fishing line on the market and has been for years.  It comes in a bunch of colors, but to keep it simple clear line catches fish.  There are a few advantages to fishing with mono.  It floats, which is a must when fishing with topwater baits.  Mono is also very stretchy.  This type of line is good to have when fish for fish with soft mouths or using baits that can be pulled away from a fish.


Fluorocarbon is similar to monofilament.  It is clear and almost invisible underwater.  Also, fluorocarbon sinks which makes it the best line to use for most subsurface presentations.


Don't use old, brittle or damaged line! Save yourself from the heartache of watching Nessie swim off with your lucky, favorite lure.  Keep this in mind when choosing lines.


We will discuss specific presentations, splicing lines and more in next weeks tackle tip.


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Fishing Report

 


Water Conditions:  New Melones Lake is currently holding

739,507 acre-feet of water.  The lake level dropped three feet this week and is currently at 903 ft. above sea level and 182 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.  Tuttletown launch is closed. Glory Hole Point boat launch is open, and there are no plans to close it. There will be some transition periods between launches were launching will be limited to one or two lanes (more information is included below).

 


9-year old Travis Wright caught some nice kokanee and rainbows while trolling Assassin Spinners near the spillway.


Trout: Fair.  Night fishing continues to be productive, with anglers catching limits of chunky 2-pound trout.  Nightcrawlers and Power Bait are working best, with live minnow being a good choice as 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.



Eric and Steve Olson caught trout and kokanee on orange spinners trolled behind Mag Tackle Dodgers. 


Trolling anglers have been doing better each week and bringing in a handful of nice trout along with their kokanee. The main river channel will have the coolest water is a good place to locate trout and kokanee.  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.  Bank fishingfor 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.  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. 

 


Joe Devriend and Phil Dobson caught two limits of kokanee.


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.



John Nichols of Sutter Creek caught a limit of chunky kokanee.  He reported fishing near the dam with a pink Apex and a copper dodger.


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.

 


Amador Campos hauled in a fat 8-pound cat on chicken liver.


Catfish: Good.  Some big cats are showing up in shallow water. Melones catfish tend to be fish-eaters rather than bottom foragers, so use live minnows, frozen shad, mackerel, or anchovies for best success.  Also while bait fishing, it is a good idea to drag your bait across the bottom every few minutes to attract nearby fish.  Use a sliding sinker with a bead to create a ticking noise as your bait is moving.  In dark water add murky water it is a good idea to add extra scent to your bait.  Catfish hunt by sound/vibration and smell.


 
The Glory Hole Sports Big Fish of the Week goes to Edgar and Edgar Jr. Cordova of Sacramento. They landed a 12-pound, 6-ounce cat while night fishing from a boat with worms.


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.








New Melones Ramps and Water Level Information


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Here is an update as of 6/23/2014

 

Just letting you know that the courtesy docks at Glory Hole have reached the end of their cable. Smokey will be assisting us early next week to put out an extension of new cable and re-anchor the dock on the far left, so that it can be pushed further down the ramp. Since the ramp narrows, we will be going down to one courtesy dock for now until we reach the lower Volunteer ramp. Thanks for everyone's work and cooperation as the lake level drops.  











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