Melones Reservoir

Current Temperature:
79°

Est Water Temperature:
48° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.81 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 11 Knots (13 MPH)

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Melones Reservoir
National Pro Reports

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2014-04-16
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

Sooner Lake, OK
2014-04-14
The fish are finally waking up at Sooner. Water temps in the main lake are 58 degrees and 72 in the discharge canal. Most fish are being taken shallow on live Shad fished on a free line. It\'s the mos... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-08
This report is for the week of 03/30/2014- 04/07/2014

We have again had an awesome week here on Old Hickory Lake this week as we ran 4 trips and are still catching big fish! This week alone... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Sidney Lanier, GA
2014-04-06
Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the we... [more]

-Ken West and Mike Maddalena

California Reports

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. Vital fishing information for Melones Reservoir, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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 going to be slow with the water temperature at 48 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 48 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Melones Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Melones Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
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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Melones Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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 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):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Melones Reservoir White Bass Fishing

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

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

[ Trout Info ]
Melones Reservoir Trout Rating:
   3.3/5
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Melones Reservoir Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
06:24 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:38 PST







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

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