to answer your question no melones doesn't kick out a 2-3lb average. most fish are 12-15inches with the occasional holdover over 2lbs. look at all the melones reports and you'll see the real average. i am not knocking the lake at all and if it wasn't so far from me I'd fish that lake a lot! however catching 2 fish that barely make it to 18inches doesn't make that the average. hell i was releasing 18inchers at amador cause they were to small.
now if you want to talk about what lake is managed better that would be hands down melones.