New Melones Reservoirs' current elevation is Water temperature has also dropped slightly to 78d. With the pandemic taking a choke hold on us thru spring and now summer, there has been a resurgence in sport fishing activity thru out the United States. As we wade thru Covid mandates, people are looking for an escape from the lockdown and are headed to their local sporting goods to fill their tackle boxes and head to the Sierra Nevada lakes and streams for getaways. The down side to this good news is the resurgence has depleted many tackle stores, wholesalers are depleted of stock and asking retailers to wait weeks for orders to be filled and many items just are not available. Glory Hole Sports is working with our vendors to fill orders as fast as we can get items back in stock.
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Josh and his co-angler Nick Lynch had a very consistent season finding themselves in the top 10 in almost every event. Michael Nelson and Rod Smith caught a very hefty five fish limit. Their largest weighed 3-pounds, 6-ounces and all five fish combined weight exceeded pounds. We do encourage catch and release of brown trout, as there does not seem to be a large population of them in the lake.
New Melones Lake Fishing
The waters of New Melones Lake are home to both bigmouth and smallmouth bass as well as brown and rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Other fish found in the lake include crappie, catfish, and bluegill. People fishing from the shore have been known to land rainbows and browns up to seven pounds. With the lake open to boaters at night, many fishermen spend warm summer nights pulling their limit from the lake with Nightcrawlers or minnows. As with many lakes, the creek channels and inlets make excellent fishing spots.
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