New Melones fishing report
Hit the lake last week with Nick lynch and despite the freezing temps had a blast. Water temps were 48-50 and clarity was decent. We started our day on the first rock wall we could find, also one of the only with out scattered timber. With low lake levels most of the lake is covered in timber and plain rock is hard to come by. We started throwing jigs and drop shots and small swimbaits to no avail. After about 30 min I switched to a tube. Melones spots love tubes and are almost always willing to hit one. First cast on the initial drop I got one about 1 1/2lbs. Second cast another and preceded to hammer them for a good hour. Nick was having success with a shaky head in morning dawn color. Most fish we got were in the 5-15 depth. Towards the end of the day around 1pm the fishing got tuff. I also threw swimbaits on main lake points, only had one bite on the huddleston but I assume it was a spot. It hammered it three times and I never hooked up. With rising water there should continue to be some good fishing shallow. Good luck out there!