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    Re: 7/28/2019 New Melones Report

    Thank You Bass Jack for sharing your day and giving out the details. You went above and beyond, thank you so much for sharing

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    Re: 7/28/2019 New Melones Report

    Quote Originally Posted by BassJack View Post
    Ha ha, I get up at 3:00 am to leave Roseville by 3:30 and get to the lake by 5:30. When they are predicting 106 degrees in Angel's Camp you make due with an early start time!
    Wow...very true, and you were successful which is rewarding as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katch View Post
    What time did you have to get up to be all the way down there that early?
    Ha ha, I get up at 3:00 am to leave Roseville by 3:30 and get to the lake by 5:30. When they are predicting 106 degrees in Angel's Camp you make due with an early start time!

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    Re: 7/28/2019 New Melones Report

    Good job! We didn't do that good (report on this forum for the 24th) and maybe should of got closer to the bank later.
    Thanks for the great info!

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    Re: 7/28/2019 New Melones Report

    Those are some beauties, Jack. Thanks for sharing and giving us info on where and how you caught them.

    FPR Dale

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    Re: 7/28/2019 New Melones Report

    That is the cleanest fish cooler I've ever seen....

    I don't use Apex's all that often, but I did pick up a couple fish on them down their earlier this year. Kind of wonder if it's a lake specific thing, or just a matter of the more time in the water, the more fish they catch. You're catch is definitely better than my results, and the average report on that lake.

    Congrats on a nice trip.

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    Re: 7/28/2019 New Melones Report

    Nice! Those actually look like salmon!
    Taking off and flying is easy, it's the landings that will kill you.



    Oh Yeah!...Salmon!...Everything else is just practice.

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    Bona fide angling!

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    Re: 7/28/2019 New Melones Report

    Nice looking fish! What time did you have to get up to be all the way down there that early?

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    7/28/2019 New Melones Report

    Hit New Melones on July 28th looking for some jumbo kokanee. We started out in the south end of the lake in open water and picked up a few fat fish in the 13 to 16 inch range. As the sun came up we moved closer to the bank, and noticed some fish starting to school up. Most of the fish we marked were willing to go, and they were a better class of fish. We ended at 9:00 am with ten in the box and released three. The action really picked up at 8:00 am, with the early morning being slower. We got out of there in time to beat the 106 degree slam down, Angel's Camp style!

    Weather: High of 106, calm
    Depths: 50 feet down was best, a few at 40 and 60 over open water and structure
    Lures: Hot Spot Apex spoons in purle or pink, 16 inch leaders
    Dodgers: Small Sling Blades, bent
    Location: South end of lake, open water and along edges
    Speed: 1.6 mph

    An early fish for the box, but bigger fish were on the horizon...



    Me with two hogs!



    This is a decent sized cooler, but they almost touched the ends head to tail

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