Melones Reservoir
Current Temperature:
64°
Est Water Temperature:
43° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.13 (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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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
Latitude:
37.974111
Maximum Depth (ft):
580
County:
Calaveras
Longitude:
-120.521815
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Melones Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
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 43 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 Rating:
0
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 43 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 Rating:
3
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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 Rating:
0
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Melones Reservoir Catfish Rating:
4.5
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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 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:
2.5
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 Rating:
0
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Melones Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
0
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Melones Reservoir Trout Rating:
3.5
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

07:58 PST

Sunset:

18:33 PST

Moon Phase:


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