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tortuga
11-04-2007, 07:36 AM
We took a cruise around Melones to see whats up. Nothing for us except Froggie had 1 LDR. We tried Rose, mouth of Coyote Creek, 49 bridge, spillway, main lake. We wern't even seeing many.
We did see a few caught. Met a gentleman...Greg (Branson I think) he was into some browns. I tried to take a pic but my old camera didn't do too well. Now I remember why we bought the new one that I broke recently(...but that is a different story) What a nice day. Mirror surface with a warm sun and a crisp feel to the air. Wow I don't think we saw 10 boats all day. More like the same 5 several times. It was a fantastic day to let Froggie cruise around the lake while I napped. First time I've nodded off fishing in a long time. I'm usually too busy netting Froggie's fish.
Greg it was really nice to meet you. Sorry the pic isn't better.
Tortuga

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vvbob
11-04-2007, 07:56 AM
First time I've nodded off fishing in a long time.

Ahhh...... sounds like a very relaxing afternoon on the water.....Good for you guys 8-)

red_perception
11-04-2007, 08:09 AM
Nice report guys! Good luck, Eric :)

Manteca Steve
11-04-2007, 08:26 AM
Hey tortuga
Melones is a great lake to fish.I've had pretty good luck at Coyote Creek,Did you go deep inside cove? that where I had most of my luck .Fish or no fish it a nice lake to be at. Thanks for the pic still nice to see.

kokemachine83
11-04-2007, 08:40 AM
Hey Tortuga, Do you know if any one has run up river. Say above the Parrots ferry bridge? I'm done with the river salmon. Can't wait to put all the riggers and my trout stuff on. Maybe run into you up there soon. I'll let you know. Robbie (Koke Machine)...

tortuga
11-04-2007, 01:55 PM
Robbie
It was our first time on Melones since Sept. Froggie kept saying we ought to go up river and we never made it. I haven't heard from anyone fishing anywhere on Melones. The surface water was 64-69 degrees so its not quite ready to turn over yet. The few fish I've heard about have been shallow. that brown was a broken back Rapala at 12". They ought to be kicking off any time now.
We'll see you on the water
Tortuga

Seon
11-04-2007, 02:20 PM
How do you fish in that lake....trolling with flashers, dodgers, top line??? Or do you use down riggers? *I've been fishing Silver Lake but it's getting too cold and snow should be there soon so I'm looking at New Melones *:)

Athlete24
11-04-2007, 02:41 PM
hey, i was just down stream of you at tulloch and got into some good action near the top, water was 60-62 there. It is usually cooler there because the water comes from the bottom of melones. Anyway, the trout were on top and biting.