Glory Hole Sports


2892 Highway 49Glory Hole Sports

Angels Camp, CA  95222

Phone (209) 736-4333  Fax (209) 736-4339

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New Melones Lake Fish Report                   January 16, 2019


Jan. 11th &12th,the Costco tournament was on Melones. Marty Morfey reports that the Brown Trout bite was on during the tournament, landing an unusual amount of 10 Browns, largest being 4.1 lbs. Winter months when the trout rise to the surface of the lake try casting out a fly with a bubble attached. Different setups can be used by placing a stopper on your line between the bubble and Wooly Bugger, or fished with a leader attached to a swivel, bead above swivel, bobber above bead. To give your presentation a different look, try adding a Wiggle Fin Action Disc to your rig, giving a side to side action to your bait. Stephen Johnson fishing bass on New Melones Lake came up with a nice Rainbow Trout weighing in at 4.1 oz.


No reports of Kokanee caught.


Bass anglers report a good bite on the lake fishing over suspended bass in the shad using soft plastic baits, jigging Pline lazer minnows. Drop-shot rig is a good way to fish bass suspended in the water column along with the shad. If your landing bass, catch and release is always a good way to go this time of year. Take photos and share with us at


No reports of any catfish being caught.


Sporadic nice size slabs 2-2.5 lb have been caught by anglers trolling for trout at 20 ft. using Apex Lures and spoons. Bass anglers are also getting their soft plastic baits inhaled by Crappie, also in the suspended shad balls.