The tough bite continues for a lot of bass anglers. Very few big fish are being caught right now. Numbers of smaller largemouth bass seem to be holding on the outside edges of weed lines and are biting on Senkos and crankbaits. Striped bass are starting to show up for those trolling the main channel with broken back rebels. Anglers fishing for salmon are having mixed results while trolling Silverton’s north of the Rio Vista Bridge. Bank fishermen are doing well while fishing for bluegill and catfish while using live worms and clams.
New Melones Lake:
There are few trout being caught right now on the lake. The few that are being caught are of great size. Recently an angler caught a trout that weighed over eight pounds while trolling at 100 feet deep while using a Cripplure. As the temperature continues to drop, the bite should start improving. Bass fishing remains tough for a lot of anglers right now. For some reason the bass are wanting baits that are barely moving. Some of the better bites are coming from anglers fishing Senko’s and jigs while adding very little movement to the bait.