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Fishing Report May 23, 2017
GUIDE REPORTS Bass Fishing Report
May 21st, 2017
The bass fishing on New Melones has been a little hit and miss. Some days we are finding plenty of fish, along with some giants and other days we are working for each and every bite. Even on the tougher days we are averaging 15 to 20-fish. New Melones is a great fishery and it is not uncommon to catch 30 to 40-fish in a day.
Changing techniques and adapting to the conditions has been a major key to our success. We were faced with another week of unstable weather, cold nights, a drizzle of rain and gusty winds. However, we made the proper adjustments and found some quality fish on each trip.
The fish are at the tail end of their annual spawn and are in a post spawn stage. When the surface warms we have been finding topwater fish in the mornings and evenings. When it cools we are going with a subsurface reaction presentation. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits and small swimbaits will put fish in the boat.
I had the pleasure of fishing with Rick Helmonds for a couple days. About an hour into the first day of our guide trip, Rick stuck an impressive 6.2-pound largemouth. We were targeting an area that would hold both spawn and post spawn fish. This beauty inhaled a swimbait in shallow water.
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