Glory Hole Sports


2892 Highway 49Glory Hole Sports

Angels Camp, CA  95222

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New Melones Anglers Report


by Gene Hildebrand, Glory Hole Sports

MON-SUNDAY 7:00-2:00 PM 
MON-SUNDAY : 7:00-2:00 PM 
Fish Report August 10, 2020                      New Melones Reservoir


Fish Report August 10, 2020 New Melones Reservoir
New Melones Reservoirs' current elevation is 1015.22 and 72.78 ft. from full, dropping 7 ft. in the last 30 days. 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-19 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. There's an upside to this activity for retailers and wholesalers, many retailers and wholesalers reporting 300-500 % increase in demand. 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. On an average a retail order will have 50-70 % of an order placed thru their vendor marked as out of stock. Glory Hole Sports is working with our vendors to fill orders as fast as we can get items back in stock.
ON ANOTHER NOTE AND CONCERN....We have had many reports from locals that a high percentage of people that have been coming to the Sierra's and foothills have been destroying property and leaving a lot of trash behind for someone else to pick up. We ask that when you visit our beautiful lakes, day camps, and trails please do not be disrespectful to the land and please do not leave your trash behind, "You pack it in, you pack it out!!!"
HeadHunter Sportsfishing had one of those epic days, with a boat load of ladies and with the help of Kevin Ogg checking downrigger weights for the crew,they brought in a limit of up to 19" Kokanee and some beautiful Rainbow Trout.

Kaycee, Mikayla the trout killer, and Kaitlyn Rumsey with some of their days catch.
Anglers in hot pursuit of bass are having varied success on New Melones using soft plastic baits, dropshot, Carolina Rigs, Ned Rigs, and top water baits. in the early mornings fish the shallows, off points and hilltops, along vertical cliff faces. Mid afternoons bass are headed to deeper waters, bring out the deep diver crank baits. Jeff H. and his fishing partner Bev from Sonora were fishing Melones using rubber worms, Neko Rig in a green pumpkin when Bev hooked up on this nice largemouth.
Anglers fishing crappie are finding they are going deeper in the water looking for the cooler water and following the shad. The bite has slowed some but the sunfish are still there to be caught. Glory Hole Sports now has large live minnows in stock.
Anglers looking for night time catfish are doing well using cut baits, night crawlers, and chicken liver.  
Hunter Stepps of Angels Camp was fishing Angels Cove using chicken livers landing this 7lb. 4oz. Cat.