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Steve079
12-17-2012, 08:20 PM
Fished with the former member known as HOOF. Fish were everywhere, with a few big ones scattered in for good measure. Hoof got this 241/2" beauty, trolling fast, South of Rose....

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z100/skhardwoods/photo1-3_zps5d5dc7b6.jpg

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z100/skhardwoods/photo3-2_zpsda5d6104.jpg

Speedy shiner, red gold. go get 'em!

CAL.NDN
12-17-2012, 08:26 PM
Nice one there good looking fish. Good job steve i see ya got more smoked trout in the future.

AR angler
12-17-2012, 08:34 PM
That's a beaut!


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Marv
12-17-2012, 08:43 PM
Wow that's an awesome catch Steve. You guys definitely know how to get 'em. :bananachaga:

RideNfish
12-17-2012, 08:48 PM
Quality fish for sure!

mandoman70
12-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Sahweet! Never been to New Melones. But man do you guys pull some specimens outta there!! Gotta check it out.....

Mandoman70

Steve079
12-17-2012, 09:03 PM
Well, I'm no expert, and there is no big gauge in the sky to confirm it, but I'm saying the lake has turned over. :tasman:

Lots of water is flowing, and since they are letting Tulloch drop for 5 year maint. i'm thinking that's why the level here at Melones has been slowly creeping upward.

schatgun
12-17-2012, 10:02 PM
Atta Kid....

You mark an bait balled up? I'm heading up Friday rain or shine. We have been tearing it up the last few weeks & that's when the water was still 59 degrees... Can't wait to see how the bite is now..

oldgeezer71
12-17-2012, 10:54 PM
Thats a beauty Steve! The lake has finally turned over and trolling should get even better. Headed out Wednesday morning with my partner. Thanks for the photos!