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    Re: EPIC day at NewMelnoes 4/26

    Great day and a great report.

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    Re: EPIC day at NewMelnoes 4/26

    Thanks for the great report on New Melones. Sounds like a great day.

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    Re: EPIC day at NewMelnoes 4/26

    Are you or any one having trouble launching your boats?
    nice report.

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    Re: EPIC day at NewMelnoes 4/26

    Good looking fish!

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    Re: EPIC day at NewMelnoes 4/26

    Great report!! Thanks for all the info. Still haven't made it to melones, it might be next on the list.

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    EPIC day at NewMelnoes 4/26


    As what can only be described as epic, Brewmaster Troy and I were a Rainbow away from 4 limits of Rainbows(19) the largest over 20" and the average 15". These fish were very clean and anyone would have been thrilled with our catch.
    All Rainbows were released at the side of the boat, as we were on a mission to catch Kokanee. We managed 8 Kokanee to 13". We lost 3 or 4 at the boat and had many LDRS. Several of the Kokanee went air born on the hook up.
    We fished from the mouth of the dam north for about 400 yards about 75 yards off the west bank and turned around our depth was 200'-250'. We stacked our lures between 25' and 35'. My set backs were only 50' bottom and 40' top lure. I used one set up on each rod all day. Pink splatter sling blade with a Pink micro squid and a red and copper side kick with a red top and white bottom Father Murphys bug both tipped with garlic corn. Troys setups were similar. Best speed 1.4 gps. The wind got nasty about 12:00 but we pushed though it until 3:00pm
    We had a fish on every pass and a couple doubles, so on our last pass at 3pm when we didn't hook up we called it quits. As we were bringing in our lines. Troy pulls in his last rod and hooks up a 14" Rainbow..... EPIC.....
    There is no dock, gravel launch but in good shape. A 4X4 would be a safe bet. There was a Bass tournament going on and only 4 or 5 other Trout/ Kokanee fisherman there. We got hung up on a tree once at 60' as we were turning around so the tree must have been at least 35' tall as it grabbed both our bottom lures. I managed to save both setups( luck boy). It was again an Epic day!






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