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Welcome to Melones Reservoir fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Melones Reservoir water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
Maximum Depth (ft):
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Melones Reservoir General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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Melones Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
Melones Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there in deeper water holding on structure between 40 to 60 feet deep of water.
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Melones Reservoir Crappie Rating:
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
Melones Reservoir Walleye Rating:
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- catfish in this lake will hold to one area at a time. when you locate some fish only stay there 2-3 hour then move to a new location,somewhere simliar to the location you caught. if you dont catch fish in your first location try a different kind of structure and depth. i have fished this lake my hole life for catfish and the pictures at glory hole sports prove it. bill
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Melones Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
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- Excellent Spot fishing around rocky points and coves.
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:


07:16 PST


16:41 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full