New Melones Reservoirs’ current water level is 922.60 and is 165.40 ft. from full. Water temperature is 72 d. +- depending on your location on the lake. Please keep your family, dogs, and crew safe with safe boating practice. ANYONE 45 years old or younger is required to have a California Boating Card on board any vessel they are navigating. The campgrounds in the Tuttletown Recreational area on New Melones Lake are closed for the season. Campgrounds on the Glory Hole side, including Ironhorse and Big Oaks Campgrounds remain open. There are currently no open fish cleaning stations available for use. Reservations are required for camping. New Melones Lake Marina is currently open for the season
Glory Hole Point Boat Ramps:
Highest ramp is in water from 1088.00 to 1025.00 (CLOSED)
Middle ramp is in water from 1028.00-to 940.00 (CLOSED)
The concrete lower ramp at the end of Glory Hole Point remains launchable with two courtesy docks. Driving down to the ramp, the road is slightly bumpy, but manageable. This ramp is in the water from 940.00 to 900.00
Tuttletown Boat Ramps:
Highest ramp in water from 1088.00 to 1031.00 (CLOSED)
Middle ramp in water from 1036.00 to 942.00 (CLOSED)
Lower concrete ramp is NOW OPEN 945.00 to 900.00 (Courtesy docks in place)
Angels Cove Boat Ramp and parking lot: (CLOSED)
Kokanee are lighting it up on New Melones with anglers bringing in plenty of limits. Trolling at 1.5 mph seems to be a good speed, and the Kokanee are biting on lots of different setups, no need to get particular with your setup but now is the time using orange, pink, chartreus or a combo of the latter will do the trick. We have plenty of Kokanee gear in stock, Silver Skalez Koko Leaf, Rocky Mt. Tackle squid, spinners and hoochies, Kokanee Creek hoochies and squid, T-Bone Tackle’s Pickle lures and spinners, R&K Spinners (RIP Robbie), Mag Tackle spinner hoochies along with dodgers and flashers from all the vendors. Don Page and Ron Fernandes of Ione had a good day fishing Kokanee. They were using T-Bone Tackle Pickle Lures and Dodgers In orange and green colors by the spillway. They were fishing 40 ft deep. Anglers are also coming up with some nice holdover trout while trolling Kokanee
Bass bite continues to be good on Melones, and anglers are beginning to see shad being chased along the surface. Topwater action with chatterbaits, spooks, spinnerbaits, River2Sea whopper ploppers are producing some good action. For non stop action shakey heads with a green pumpkin/red flake, watermelon/blk flake is always a go to.
Catfish are starting to get active using cut baits, night crawlers, and minnows. One 9.5 lb cat was landed by a guy fishing crappie with live minnows.
Anglers searching for crappie are finding them near structure. Look for submerged trees and ones coming out of the water. Best bait for crappie will be live minnows, but you may be sharing that minnow with hungry bass.
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