New Melones Fishing Report

New Melones Fishing Report

2-27-2021
Glory Hole Sports Staff
(209) 736-4333

TROUT
The trout fishing has remained about the same as of late and there is still quite a few of the smaller planter trout being caught from 20-40 feet deep with speedy shiners, rapalas and other small shad imitations but for the most part the large fish are deep. There has been reports of big trout being caught as deep as 90 feet while trolling. Most of the bigger trout are holding up by the dam and up in the river section along the rock walls.
 
BASS
The bass fishing is still relatively good and the better sized fish are becoming more and more active as they get ready to spawn here in mid to late March. For the most part the smaller fish are up shallow and the larger ones are down from 20 to 40 feet deep and feeding more actively. Some have began to hit on slow rolling spinnerbaits and Keitech's while the vast majority will bite on jigs, dropshots, senkos, shaky heads and ned rigs along with other smaller presentations.
 
CATFISH
None to report on.
 
CRAPPIE
The crappie have just begun to get more active here lately, there is a few being caught but they are large. Most of the fish reported have been caught at night with submersible lights, crappie jigs and minnows. The fish that have been reported were in 20 to 30 feet of water and these fish should begin to get more active and school up sometime in the middle or end of March.
 
Other News
NEW MELONES LAKE MARINA STORE IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON INCLUDING BOAT RENTALS.
Even with the most recent storm that has come through the region the New Melones water level is still relatively the same elevation as it was in September of 2020. There is a decent snow pack in higher elevations which will melt when it begins to get warmer but for now the reservoir is only rising very slowly if at all. New Melones Reservoirs' current water level is 1009.00 and 79 ft. from full. The water temperature is in the mid 50's. Water visibility is anywhere from 3-6 feet and free of mudlines.
Glory Hole Point Boat Ramps:
Highest ramp is in water from 1088.00 to 1025.00 (CLOSED)
Middle ramp is in water from 1028.00-to 940.00 (OPENED)
Tuttletown Boat Ramps
Highest ramp in water from 1088.00 to 1031.00 (CLOSED)
Middle ramp in water from 1036.00 to 942.00 (OPENED)
Angels Cove Boat Ramp:
Only one ramp- it’s in water from 1088’ to 975’ (CLOSED) You can call the Bureau of Reclamation to discuss why they close Angels Cove Boat ramp 209-536-9543