New Melones Reservoir

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New Melones Reservoir

Location: and Size: New Melones is located in Angels Camp, home of the Jumping Frog Jubilee, in Calaveras County on the Stanislaus River. New Melones features 12,500 surface acres of water and 100 miles of shoreline when full. The elevation is 1088 feet when full.

 

Fishing Season: Fishing is open year round for all species. Rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee salmon, largemouth bass, spotted bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie and bluegill are the main gamefish species.

 

Boat launching: The day use fee is $8.00 per day, while the boat launching fee (which includes the day use fee) is $10.00. The four boat ramps are Tuttletown, Glory Hole, Angels Cove and Old Highway 49 at the Visitors’ Center (unimproved). The only ramp currently open is the Glory Hole low water facility.

 

Camping: Six campgrounds - Acorn, Fiddleneck, Oak Knoll, Manzanita, Chamise and Lupine - are available in the Tuttletown Recreation Area. Two campgrounds, Ironhorse and Big Oak, are located in the Glory Hole Recreation Area. The camping fee is $18.00 for the standard sites and $14.00 per night for the walk-in sites. For New Melones camping reservations, contact: (877) 444-6777 or http://www.reserveusa.com.You must ask for the campsite you want to stay at, instead of New Melones Lake. 

Visitors Center: The New Melones Visitor Center, located at park headquarters off Highway 49 near the bridge, has some interesting geological, wildlife and historical displays. The center has some great free Thursday evening lectures at 7 p.m. For information, call the Visitors Center at: 209-536-9543.

Marina Facilities: New Melones Lake Marina is the only marina on the reservoir and is located at the Glory Hole Recreation Area. The lake offers a full service marina,, along with slip rentals, boat rentals,  gas, and a convenience store. For more information, contact: 6503 Glory Hole Rd, Angels Camp, CA 9522, (209) 785-3300, www.newmeloneslakemarina.com

Fishing guides: Monty Smith, Gold Country Sportfishing, 209-581-4734; Xperience Guide Service, John Liechty (209) 743-9932.

Fishing Information: Glory Hole Sports, 2892 Highway 49, Angels Camp, CA., phone 209-736-4333, website at http://gloryholesports.com/

Articles & Reports
Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,
April 3, 2015

Amador

(Ione) Fishing was excellent during the NorCal Anglers Challenge event at Lake Amador. Sixty-five of the 170 people who entered the event weighed in a trout.

Jake McCullough won first place in the adult division with a giant 9.62...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Garry Erck, Dan Bacher,
March 18, 2015

Amador

(Ione) Trout fishing remains good at Lake Amador, with three fish over 10 pounds landed over the past couple of weeks.

“Ray Nettle landed a 10.72 lb trout one day, then a 9.25 lb. rainbow the next day,” said Debbie Grayson at the...

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Holdover Rainbows Dominate New Melones NTAC Catches Holdover Rainbows Dominate New Melones NTAC Catches

Written By: Dan Bacher,
March 12, 2015

Cal Kellogg, Fish Sniffer Editor, predicted that it would be a brown trout that would top the field at the NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge at New Melones Reservoir on February 28.

Sure enough, Jay Winchester won the event with a 2.54 lb....

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,

Amador

(Ione) Fishing was excellent during the NorCal Anglers Challenge event at Lake Amador. Sixty-five of the 170 people who entered the event weighed in a trout.

Jake McCullough won first place in the adult division with a giant 9.62 lb. rainbow he landed while...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Garry Erck, Dan Bacher,

Amador

(Ione) Trout fishing remains good at Lake Amador, with three fish over 10 pounds landed over the past couple of weeks.

“Ray Nettle landed a 10.72 lb trout one day, then a 9.25 lb. rainbow the next day,” said Debbie Grayson at the Lake Amador Resort. “He limited...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,

Amador

(Ione) The first plant of 5000 pounds of rainbow trout went into Lake Amador on October 24, resulting in great fishing for shore anglers and boaters.

“The next plant will go in during the second week of November,” said Debbie Grayson at the Lake Amador Resort....

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Melones still producing limits of Kokanee and Trout

Written By: Fishin’ James Guide Service,
May 13, 2013

Took 3 clients out for a nice warm day to target Kokanee and Trout on New Melones Resivour.  There was a large flotilla of boats between the spillway and dam so I decided to stay away.  Trolled from the spillway to the north and back again all day.  Got 4 limits of trout to 18" and...

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New Melones producing easy limits of Kokanee and Trout

Written By: Fishin’ James Guide Service,
April 9, 2013

The weather report said that it was going to be very windy the next couple days. I informed my clients that it was going to be a rough day out on the water if they still wanted to go. They both took the day off work and were eager to get into the action regardless of the conditions....

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While it sometimes appears to be complicated, bass fishing can be distilled down to a few key factors that can lead to more consistent...

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During the winter and early spring month bank anglers often compete with boaters and at times surpass boaters success when it comes to...

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Artificial softbaits are deadly weapons for bass of all stripes, including largemouths and smallmouths. Always a threat, their combination...

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Weather Report for New Melones Reservoir

Todays date: Tuesday May 26, 2015

New Melones Reservoir Species
  • Trout
  • Trout
  • Bass
  • Bass
  • Landlocked Salmon
  • Landlocked Salmon
  • Panfish
  • Panfish
  • Catfish
  • Catfish
  • Kokanee
  • Kokanee
Whats Biting?

Trout

Bass

Landlocked Salmon

Panfish

Catfish

Kokanee



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