Lake New Melones fishing report
Ray Trost from Illinois had a great trip fishing with local guide John Chiarpotti of Bassin’ 1A Service www.bassin1a.homestead.com. He caught a 4.11-pound spotted bass on a Pro Guide Green Pumpkin Black Magic 3/8-ounce arky head jig in 45 feet of water. Arky-head jigs work best around brush and trees. Spoons are working well now, too. Shad are headed to the backs of coves. If you graph baitfish, try vertical-jigging a spoon, or try a flutter spoon such as Strike King Sexy Spoon to cover more water. And if the wind kicks up, throw a swimbait- with the Department of Fish and Game planting rainbow weekly now, bass will be looking for a fat trout to eat. Be sure to use scents on your baits, especially in colder water. Try shad or crawfish Bio Edge scents- they are all natural- made from the real thing, and are very effective. Remember to practice catch and release. The Department of Fish and Game does not plant bass, so it is up to us to maintain our bass fishery. If you do decide to keep bass, please keep smaller spotted bass and turn the big largemouth loose.
Report braught to you by Glory Hole Sports