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Fish Report
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Secrets in fishing have been around forever it seems. Competitive anglers will often go as far as buying every one of particular bait so that no one else can buy one at the local tackle shop. Some may even carry binoculars with them so that they can zoom in on what a particular angler is doing to catch fish. Others will mark every spot they see a fellow competitor fish only to return to those marked spots at a later date. I have even heard rumors that there are anglers who will have friends camp out on certain spots so that other boats are unable to fish it. Because of this there are very few secrets out there anymore when it comes to fishing just a lot of sorting out information. An angler can go crazy trying to keep up with the latest tips or techniques combined with trying to keep everything a secret. Over the years I've learned that the more I let my guard down and forget about trying to keep everything a secret the more I enjoy my time out on the water, after all it's just fishing.

Delta Report:

Areas on the Delta such as Whites Slough and Disappointment Slough have finally started to clear up, and water temperatures have been in the high seventies to low eighties. The reaction bite for largemouth bass has been good lately especially when the wind breaks up the surface. There are also a lot of small schools of striped bass found working throughout the sloughs right now. Make sure to have your favorite topwater bait ready incase you encounter an active school of fish. Catfishing remains good during the evening hours and bluegill can still be found in bunches along the shallows.

New Melones Lake:

Kokanee fishing continues to be hot along with the bluegill and catfish bite. Anglers fishing for kokanee are trolling as deep as 100 feet during the day. At night the rainbows are being caught by those fishing around submersible lights with live minnows and power bait. Bluegill are being found right now in the backs of coves and caught by those using worms for bait. Catfish are being caught all over the lake right now but mostly from the shore during the night on anchovies and clams. Bass fishing continues to be good for numbers as many bass can be found in schools off points and main lake structure.