Lake New Melones Fishing Report Nov 15th 2010
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Bass: Fishing has been a bit slow. Jigs are your best bet for numbers and quality fish. Try fishing arky-head jigs around brush and trees, and football-head jigs around rock. Try ½ and ¾ oz. Hopkins and P-line spoons toward the backs of coves. Also a use a drop shot rig with 4-6 inch shad pattern worms. When we get a little weather or if the wind kicks up, throw a swimbait- with the Department of Fish and Game is planting rainbow weekly now, so 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.