Glory Hole Sports
2892 Highway 49Glory Hole Sports
Angels Camp, CA 95222
Phone (209) 736-4333 Fax (209) 736-4339
It's our mission to keep you fishin'!
New Melones Anglers Report
Trout are being targeted up river between the two bridges and going deep, the bite has been good trolling shiners, needlefish, Apex Lures. Several quality 4-7 lb. trout have been reported. Anglers wanting to soak some bait, local anglers Brian, Dave, and Phil (below)were on an over nite angling adventure near the spillway bringing in a total of nine trout using worms and Power bait.
BASSBass action has been off but still a decent bite despite how quickly water levels are dropping on Melones and with the extreme heatwave, angler count was a bit lower than usual. Anglers have been targeting bass with dropshot, dartheads and jigs. Dave Wilson of Lakewood landed this largemouth using crawlers. They estimated the bass at or near 15 lbs. HOWEVER they admitted not having a scale on the boat, beauty never the less.
Kokanee Power had the privilege of receiving one of the first permits to fish a tournament on New Melones since the beginning of the pandemic. With a reported 66 teams and 147 anglers signed up for the derby. Coming out on top of the field was the team of Jim Brittain with a three fish weight of 4.92 lbs. Second and third places went to Jerry Novero team and Rene Villanueva team. The team of Jason and Josh teamed up to bring in 9 kokanee. Best bite time for them was early morning at 40 to 60 ft. deep. Purple and green dodgers, wiggle hoochies in pink & chartreus and Glory Hole Sports kokanee special corn. They were fishing straight out from Glory Hole Point towards Rose Island. Jim Dirickson of Angels Camp had a bite going on in Carson Creek using Apex lures with a Crystal Basin dodger in watermelon and Kokanee special scent.
CATFISHCatfishing is starting to heat up with the warmer weather upon us. Cut baits, chicken livers and night crawlers are choices for baits. Kohout of Angels Camp did a late night fishing adventure on Glory Hole Point and landed this 10.03 cat using liver in 20 ft. of water.
CRAPPIEBest shot at Crappie is getting into a cove, dropping a light and using crappie jigs or live minnows.
Other NewsNEW MELONES LAKE MARINA: The latest on the marina is the official opening will be May 15th.The Bureau of Reclamation administration office and visitors center is now opened and selling annual passes for the lake. Opened from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends only.