The waters of New Melones Lake are home to both bigmouth and smallmouth bass as well as brown and rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Use enough bait to make a cast and let it fall slowly to the bottom. The bite has been good for some anglers, and fair for most. As of January , boaters 20 years of age and under are required to possess a valid vessel operator card. New Melones Lake Fishing.
We like to promote catch and release on New Melones. The water is warming and the bite will pick up. Fishing at New Melones Lake The waters of New Melones Lake are home to both bigmouth and smallmouth bass as well as brown and rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Take photos and carefully release the fish back into to the lake to maintain a healthy fish population for generations to come. The map displayed above is for illustrative purposes only.
Manny Basi of the Bait Barn in Waterford said the bass bite continues to be very tough with a few quality fish found on 6- or 8-inch Huddlestons in rainbow trout with a Rate to Fall of 12 feet. Flows for all other Rivers and Creeks. A few Kokanee have been brought in this week, nothing large but they are steadily increasing in numbers. Refreshments and Newsome Harlow wines will be served. Michael Nelson and Rod Smith caught a very hefty five fish limit.
These are staging areas where the fish will stacked up before they spawn. The kokanee bite continues to improve each week. Eric was fishing off shore in a Tuttletown cove using live minnows and was fishing 20 ft. Most of our business is tourist oriented, but we want to show local residents all the services and opportunities for fun on the lake. This is a good site for Lake Berryessa. They reported catching fish on a few different setups with pink working best. The kokanee are scattered and schooling in ' of water.