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 Anglers Report
by Gene Hildebrand, Glory Hole Sports
New Melones Reservoir's current lake level is 1050.90 and 37.10 ft. from full. Currently temps are 54d. Water clarity is excellent. Angels Cove launch ramp is closed, and the fish cleaning station remains closed at Angels Cove with water line breaks interfering with operations.
Trout slow but good size coming out of Melones. Houseboat row seems where trout are laying up this winter. Vance Bushmire and his crew from Las Vegas was fishing with a Rapala and hooked up with this nice 6 lb. 9 oz. rainbow.

Done for the season.
The bass bite on Melones has improved from the last couple months with the water temps currently at 53d. Bass seem to be everywhere, but nowhere are they schooled up. Island tops and points are places to start, using Dropshot, Carolina rig, and Jigs. Stick with your basic colors, Green Pumpkin, Margarita Mutilator, Morning Dawn, Smoke. Schools of shad are harboring bass in the 2 lb. range. Target your fishing at 40 ft. and you will get results.
No reports of Catfish
Off season for Crappie but anglers may hookup with Crappie when you locate schools of shad and trolling slowly, 1.5 mph or still fishing using a variety of baits from Speedy Shiners, Needle Fish,  Jighead swim baits & other plastics.