New Melones Lake and Reports

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New Melones Lake, Elevaton: 1,038.03 ft. Daily Statistics
Sunday, Aug 19
Storage (ac. ft.) Ouflow (ft.3/sec) Inflow (ft.3/sec) Precip. (in.) Evaporation (ft.3/sec)
1,846,171 1,300 1,045 0.00 171
Monday, Aug 20
Hi: 97 ° F
Lo: 55 ° F
Today
Hot
Precip: 0%
Tonight
Clear
Precip: 0%

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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    Water Temp: 64-68

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Weather: Mostly sunny with few rainy days
    Lake Level: 858 ft. above sea level and 218 ft. from full\Best Depths: 35-55
    Good, it is not uncommon to spoon or dropshot 30-60 fish in a day.
    Big Bass: 35-55largemouth and spots
    Handful of fish weighing 5 to 7-pounds
    Events: The boat launch is a gravel road. Easy launch, no docks, short walk, 4 wheel drive recommended.
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    Tips: Locate the bait and you will be able to catch fish cast after cast. Small 2" to 4" baits have been working best.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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    Water Temp: 70-74

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Weather: Cool nights and sunny days
    Lake Level: 862 ft. above sea level and 214 ft. from full. Well over 200' deep in areas.\Best Depths: 25-65
    Shad patterned drop shot worms, jigs and rip baits. Deep water bluffs and banks near the old river.
    Big Bass: 25-6510/17/2014 - largemouth
    Xperience Fishing Guide John Liechty caught a 5-plus and a 7-plus on jigs.
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    Tips: The bite continues to get better with the cooler nights and days. Shad are schooling and the bass are chasing them.

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    Water Temp: 70-74

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Weather: Cool nights and sunny days
    Lake Level: 862 ft. above sea level and 214 ft. from full. Areas of the lake are well over 200' deep\Best Depths: 25-60
    Drop shot, jigs, crank baits and rip baits. Shad patterns are working well.
    Big Bass: 25-6010/17/2014 - largemouth
    Xperience Fishing Guide John Liechty caught a 5-plus and a 7-plus on jigs.
    Guide Information: Glory Hole Sports

    Tips: The cooler nights have helped the bite improve. The shad are schooling and the bass are targeting them as their primary food source.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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    Water Temp: 74-78

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Weather: Very comfortable, mostly sunny with scattered cloud cover
    Lake Level: 862' feet in elevation\Best Depths: 15-45'
    The fishing has been a bit unpredictable. Some areas are holding fishing and then seem void the next day. The fish are in transition from a summer to fall pattern. The shad are starting to school up and the wolf packs of spotted bass are using them as th
    Big Bass: 15-45'
    No giant fish but a handful of 2-3 pounders
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Monday, September 15th, 2014

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    Water Temp: 78-82

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Weather: Sunny and warm
    Lake Level: The lake is 866 ft. above sea level and 212 ft. from full. A large portion of the lake is still well over 200' deep.\Best Depths: 15-45'
    The bass fishing has been a bit tough. Early morning and late evening is the best time to catch quality fish. Many fish are suspended due to falling water. Jigs and shakeyheads have been working well and dropshotting a shad pattern worm will help boat a f
    Big Bass: 15-45'09/06/2014 - largemouth - 12lb 5oz
    Yes, a couple spots over 6-pounds and one huge largemouth caught by angler Jeremy Pitts during the FLW College Event
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    Tips: Not a lot of fishing pressure due to limited launching facilities. Launching is still very doable. There might be a period of time where there is not a courtesy dock but, there are no plans of closing the launches.

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

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    Water Temp: 75-81

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Best trip of the year, a 8.3 and a 10.2 on the cull em rite. Afternoon, one on a jig and one on top. Ranger took a picture of the 8 and I had to do a selfie on the big girl. Last Sunday I lost another big un at the Boat on a swim bait, could not and did not have the net out.

    Tips: Water is drooping every time I go, Ranger said Only Glory Hole launch will be open soon. Fish are adjacent to deep water, 50 Feet plus with a kick of the tail, and suspended on a "Ledge " or hard structure in 10-15 feet. Use the Shade, it is your friend in the afternoons.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

  • Water Temp: 72-75

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched out of Tuttletown and went South. No topwater bite to speak of that morning. I was there about a week and a half prior to this trip and there was a decent topwater bite happening but the water was clearer that trip.
    Anyways the fishing has slowed but there is still fish to be caught. They will hit a drop shot but there is manzanita brush everywhere and you will get hung up a lot. I caught about 10-12 fish with a few coming on a drop shot and the rest coming off a jig. I threw the jig mostly since I wasn't getting hung up nearly as much. I also threw crankbaits occasionally without any success. Biggest fish I stuck was about 3.5 lb black off a jig. I was catching fish from 2-20 feet deep.
    Decent fishing but you have to work for them a little.

Monday, January 21st, 2013

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    Water Temp: 50.9

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Got on the water about 730 am, fished the damn all the way up the right side out to the point and fished left side up the river between the bridges and only caught 1 all day on 3/8 jig. We threw everything from Drop shot,Alabama rig,swimbait,crankbait,live bait,senko's....just everything. The only one we did catch was by the Dam in about 30ft. Super Tough!
    City: Modesto

    Tips: Cant really give any tips, because we didnt catch any!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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    Water Temp: 67

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the main lake as the baitfish have not made there way to the back of the creeks. caught fish throught the day on jigs and drop shot.In the morning the fish were feeding heavy on bait down in 25 to 30 feet if you have a good graph you can see the fish crashing through the bait, all you have to do then is hit them in the head and they would eat it.We did catch a few on jigs and spinnerbaits.
    City: san lorenzo

    Tips: use your electronics if you are not comfortable with them now is the time to go out because the fish are right where they should be, with the bait. keep your eyes peeled and look for the bait around mainlake points

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 75

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Started at 5:30 am, got some slaps on a spook, no hookups. Back seater on Dropshot with basstrix style worms started catching right away. Fish early am were on windy or deeper side of long tappered points. Switched to a small cranck and picked up fish inmediately. Moved arpund as bite slowed and picked up a few on underwater humps with a jig and the drpshot. Moved to a rocky bank with big boulders and sandy bottom and picked a school of very active fish, dartheaded 5 inch worm worked best. Great day out. 20+ fish around 9 lbs for best 5. This lake is healthy and fun to fish
    City: Oakdale

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

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    Water Temp: low 60's

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished 4/17, 4/18, and 4/19 the soft plastic bite was fantastic. mostly threw wacky sinkos with a slow twitch retrieve. I noticed the east side was more productive than the west.dart heads,texas rigs also worked. In the end boated about 120 fish to 3 lbs. Great fun
    City: berkeley

    Tips: Get off your couch, Help your wife, than go fish!

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: some spots were nailed by trouters trolling crawlers. Local legend Willy targeted cats with whole troutheads and nailed a 20#er.
    City: Twain Fart

    Tips: If willy approaches you act like you def of he'll talk till your ears bleed.

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 53-57

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: The fish are starting to move up. Still drop-shotting a lot of fish in deep water, but was pleased to catch a limit on rip baits , including a largemouth, on the bank real quick first thing. Water level good and stable for the last few weeks, should see a large wave of fish coming shallow soon

    Tips: drop-shotting shad and natural colors 30-60 ft. is producing good numbers of small keepers. Rip fish were better quality.

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

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    Water Temp: 52

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: On the water at daylight - first stop on main lake point - hooked up with a double on dropshot, 2 1/2 and 3lb spots - fat and healthy, full of shad. Hooked 5 others in next 30 minutes.Fish in 60 ft water... double dropshot rig, most fish hitting upper bait in shad pattern. Several other smaller fish on Dropshot, hitting points up in Angles Creek and then good numbers past 49 bridge in Coyote creek - 60 ft water.25 fish total with best 5 going 12lb.
    City: San Mateo

    Tips: Dropshot deep and slow - shake and let sit - all pressure bites. Double Drop shot with craw pattern on bottom and shad pattern on top.

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

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    Water Temp: 51-56

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: got on the water around 7:30 fished until 2:30. Tried reaction in the morning nothing. around 10 start drop shotting deep 50' to 70'. Shad pattern worms. very slow and lite bite. had around 8.5lb

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

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    Water Temp: 82

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Made two afternoon trips 9/1 and 9/3. Bite is not wide open ,but not bad. Best fish on 9/1 was a 3lb. spot and 9/3 was a 4 lb. spot. TYhe lake is super healthy and so are the fish. I have not seen summer bass this healthy in a long time. Lake is laoded with shad.
    City: Sonora

    Tips: Best fish came on 3/8 Sculpin and Xmas Tree Pro Guide Jigs. Best depth is 8 to 20 feet.

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 75+

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: The Modesto ambassadors held there July outing On saturday night. Blasting off at 6 pm, weighing at 12, and fishingagain at 1 am til 7am. Fishing was tough, with only 3 limits brought to the scales. Most reported catching there fish on worms and jigs. First place was Team Douglas/Barse with 9 fish for 14+ lbs.

    Tips: Bite was slow with now reported topwater bite. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Modesto Ambassadors, check out our website for details.

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 79-82

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Hit the water at 5:45 am hoping for a Topwater bite...nothing, nada. Switched to medium crank baits and rattle traps, nothing on rattle traps and 2 small spots and 1 keeper on crank bait. Switched to drop shotting Robo worms until 1:00 pm, caught 23 fish but only 2 keepers; not sure where all th big fish went???Didn't hardly recoginize the lake, last time I was there was about 1+ years and all my usual fishing spots were no where to be seen except about 20+ feet down. Oh well had a nice moring on the lake and enjoyed the day.
    City: Elk Grove

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 65-70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: WHERE ARE THE LARGIES? did find about 10 spots in a main lake cove holding on wood. Fished from 7am to 3pm. Caught a total of about 15 fish.
    City: Castro Valley

    Tips: no ryhme no reason. there is no pattern, fish seemed to mostly be suspended. tried jigs with no luck. dropshotting seemed to be the only way to catch any fish.

Monday, May 9th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 62 to 65

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Daughter was visiting from Paris, so went fishing with Johhy C. as the guide. Had a great day, with some BIG spots (4 to 6 lbs.)& about 20 fish for the day.Using dart heads, & Senko's. It rained at the very last. Daughter would not hold the fish, because they BITE. Super Day.
    City: Linden

    Tips: Watch the Electronics. Look for pressure Bite, will not tap,tap,tap.