Melones Reservoir

Current Temperature:
57°

Est Water Temperature:
61° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.78 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 08 Knots (9 MPH)

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Melones Reservoir
National Pro Reports

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Melones Reservoir General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com 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!
State:
California

County:
Calaveras

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
37.974111

Longitude:
-120.521815

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
580

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Melones Reservoir Community Fishing Reports


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Melones Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Melones Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Melones Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there in deeper water holding on structure between 40 to 60 feet deep of water.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Melones Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Melones Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   0/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Melones Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Melones Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Melones Reservoir Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Melones Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   0/5
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Melones Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Melones Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   4.3/5
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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 water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Melones Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Melones Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.5/5
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Melones Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Excellent Spot fishing around rocky points and coves.
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Melones Reservoir White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Melones Reservoir White Bass Rating:
   0/5
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Melones Reservoir Striped Bass Fishing

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Melones Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
   0/5
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Melones Reservoir Trout Fishing

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Melones Reservoir Trout Rating:
   3.3/5
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Melones Reservoir Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!
Sunrise:
06:20 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:40 PST







Melones Reservoir Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fishing  

State Parks
http://www.parks.ca.gov/