With the increase in temperature look for the bass to seek shade. Lots of small fish are being caught on reaction baits but the bigger bass are being caught by those throwing snag proof frogs and flipping brown jigs. This time of year it’s important to pay attention to the wind. Buzz baits and spinner baits can be extremely effective fished on the outside weed edges during windy conditions. Upon my last visit to my favorite tackle shop, wake baits were selling as fast as they could be stocked. With the Bluegill spawn in full gear a large bluegill wake bait may be the ticket right now.
New Melones Lake:
Kokanee are being caught by a lot of angers right now fishing near Rose Island, the dam, and near Glory Hole Point. The bass bite remains good for anglers throwing reaction baits Pop-R’s and Zara Spooks are providing nice bites during the low light hours of the day. During the day anglers are doing well in the backs of coves where there is wood present. The panfish bite is great right now as fish are being caught all over the lake but especially in the backs of coves with sunken brush.
Lake Camanche:Trout fishing is starting to slow down as the water temperatures have risen. Those that are catching trout are fishing as deep as 45 feet to catch them. Bass fishing has also started to get tougher for anglers as bass have moved deeper. Those having success are focusing on suspending fish over off shore rock piles.