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2892 Highway 49Glory Hole Sports

Angels Camp, CA  95222

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

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Glory Hole Sports

2892 Highway 49

Angels Camp, CA  95222

(209) 736-4333

gloryholesports@yahoo.com

www.gloryholesports.com

It's our mission to keep you fishin'!

Like us on Facebook 

Find us on Yelp 

 
Good Bass Bite for Melones Tournaments
2/3 California Tournament Trail- 1st place 26.75 lbs
2/11 California Bass Federation- 1st place 20.33 lbs
 
WINTER STORE HOURS:  MONDAY THRU SATURDAY- 6:00 AM TO 5:00 PM, SUNDAY 7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM  
 
*SPRING HOURS COMING AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
 

 

WINTER STORE HOURS:  MONDAY THRU SATURDAY- 6:00 AM TO 5:00 PM, SUNDAY 7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM  
 
 
 
 
New Melones Anglers and Guide Reports
02/13/2018
 
by Gene Hildebrand, Glory Hole Sports
New Melones Lake level is currently at 1050. and 38 ft. from full and 82% of capacity. Melones water level is at 132% of historical average which carried over from last years storms. Water level had dropped to the year low of 1050.00 before rising to current level. Water temperature is 57 d. clarity is good. 
 
We like to promote catch and release on New Melones. If you do so, provide us a picture and bring it in for a copy or email it to us at gloryholesports@yahoo.com so we can put it on the board or in the newsletter.
Anglers FYI: For anyone with a potential lake record please call us at the store and hopefully we can send someone to weigh, photograph and measure the catch at the lake. GHS is the unofficial recorder of lake records for New Melones, and we understand there is sometimes conflicting interest in the welfare of the catch, whether or not to release the potential record, sacrificing your place as a record holder for the lake.
We do promote catch and release and highly commend Chris Peterson for releasing the new record for Rainbow trout. Chris in our opinion had done everything he could to record the statistics of the trout, length, girth, weight and photographed at the lake before releasing her. If indeed we can verify the information that is provided, such as a witness, comparing the scale used with ours, a photograph with the fish hanging from the scale and can see the scale weight, etc...then we can accept this as proof. If your catch has expired than indeed bring it in to GHS so we can record it here, and you can have it mounted!
 
Trout 
This February has started out with beautiful weather and has brought out the trout anglers. Some anglers have complained about the slow bite on the lake which could be considered the norm this time of year, but it depends on who you ask. If you asked Mike Prather and Rick Smith of Sonora/Jamestown then they would probably not be too shy in telling you that a 3 lb. 3 oz, 5 lb. 2 oz. and 5 lb. trout is not a bad day. I don't think I'd stop fishing if I only had these to angle!
 
   
Another angler, Jason May of San Andreas wasn't complaining too much with his awesome 7 lb. 2 oz. lunker of a bow. Caught at 30 ft. of water on power bait in Angels Cove.
 
 
 
Bass
Anglers report bass fishing has been good using Texas rig/crawdad and Carolina rig from 3 ft. sloping down to 10 ft. River2Sea Swaver have been bringing in some of the larger bass caught in the tournaments going on at Melones, along with Huddleston Swimbaits.
    A lot of bass anglers just don't want to admit that they really don't know how to choose the right presentation most of the time, so we would like to help you choose the right soft bait for your day on the lake. So we've enlisted the help of a well respected veteran, Ziggy, our in-house bait adviser can select color and size of bait to use so you'll be more successful on the lake. 😉
Catfish
No reports of Catfish caught. 
 
Crappie
John Leichty of Angels Camp reported catching and tying the current lake record for Crappie, landing a nice 2 lb. 6 oz. and releasing her for future anglers.
 
Guide Reports:
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Xperience Fishing Guide Service Fishing Report:


This past couple of weeks I fished many of the Mother Lode Lakes. We started on New Melones and found the fishing to be excellent, day after day catching 30 to 40-fish. The spotted bass are extremely healthy and we are landing a handful of 3 to 4-pound fish each trip. The water is gin clear and we are using primarily finesse techniques to find success.
I decided to switch gears and head to Don Pedro to take some photographs for an upcoming article. The goal was to catch a big fish and I did. We fish many different depths and techniques to catch plenty of fish, but got one giant bite tossing the big baits. This beautiful 7-pound largemouth crushed a trout patterned swimbait.
The next stop was McClure to fish a Sonora Bass Club Tournament. This small lake can be fun to fish and is full of spotted bass and largemouth with an occasional smallmouth thrown in the mix. We located many fish that were aggressively biting reaction baits, but they were not the right ones. It was a fun day of fishing, but needed to find a better-quality fish. Team Lingo and Lingo won the tournament with 13.85-pounds and team Betsch an Yim weighed in a massive 6.69-pound largemouth which was good for the big fish award.

Finally, I returned to New Melones and picked up where I left off, catching quality fish. Mitchell Robbins and Nikos Miller caught and released a bunch of nice fish and were pleased with our results. During the trip I made a cast out into deeper water with a wacky-rigged Senko and landed a 2.6-pound crappie. If it was one ounce heavier I would have brought it to the scale to see if it was a new Glory Hole Sports Lake Record. But, I decided to take pictures and release the fish to be caught again when it is twice as big.

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John Liechty (209)743-9932
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