Lake New Melones Fishing Report
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Bass: Early morning there is a reaction and top water bite. Try fishing Lucky Craft Pointers and Staycees close to the bank. You can get some exciting blow-ups using Zara Spooks, Pop R’s and Jitterbugs. Also Norman, Bandit, and Rapala deep diving crankbaits will produce some better fish. The fish will move to deep, cooler water as the sun comes up. Try using Pro Guide jigs with Zoom or Yamamoto twin tail grub trailers or Carolina-rigged creature baits (such as green pumpkin Zoom Baby Brush Hogs) cast into deeper water across main lake points. If you find some bait you can catch a bunch of fish drop shotting 4″ – 6″ Wright bait (hand poured), Roboworms and Zoom tiny flukes. 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.