New Melones kokanee 7-11-2019

Return client Chris brought along his son Ryan for some kokanee fishing at New Melones on July the 11th. After launching the boat I headed straight for the same place as the day before. I set the four rods and started our day after about thirty minutes we had our first fish of the day on and on the line and it soon was in the Reliable fish bag. The action was kinda like the previous day however they guys were not loosing any fish, other boats around us seemed to be struggling, we were having good luck as we kept catching and by 9:45 they had their two limits of kokanee from the waters of New Melones. A great day with two great guys… Thanks again for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing…..

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New Melones kokanee 7-10-2019

Returning clients Mike and Harry were back fishing together on July the 10th with me in search of silver bullets (kokanee salmon). We started out by landing on a school of fish only to have them not bite, after turning back around around we were able to get one to go and at least we got the skunk off the boat. After more searching and only a couple of missed opportunities I kept moving and finally started marking fish and finally they began biting. The guys started to land a few and for some reason Harry was having a hard time getting them to the boat, Mike only lost a couple on the day we had a good bite going and finally we had two limits and I suggested lets catch a few for me and we ended the day with 13 kokanee from the waters of New Melones. Thanks again guys for the great day!!!!

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New Melones kokanee 7-8-2019

New client Lloyd brought along his son Ray and Nephew Andrew for a boys day on the water at New Melones chasing kokanee. After launching the boat I went right back to the days before location and started setting rods, after setting four rods I wasn’t marking anything and this was puzzling and this continued on for more than an hour. After searching and searching I finally started to mark a few fish and BAM! we had have a double and the boys both landed their fish, now that’s better I thought, so I circled back around and finally we found them and the catching commenced, we were catching fish after fish and then we have 12 fish and the bite came to a screeching halt and Lloyd said lets call it a day as the boys were getting Ansy as he did not want to burn them out trying to get three more fish. They lost two fish on the day and the boys did great reeling in fish. A great day full of memories with great people . Thanks again !!!!

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Holiday kokanee @ New Melones 7-6-2019

Returning client John brought along two of his friends as a graduation gift for one of them. I normally do not fish holiday weekends but I made an exception for John. We agreed to meet up at the lake at o dark thirty and headed out just as it was breaking daylight. I started dropping rods and I didn’t even get the third rod out as we had a fish on! This is how it would go for the first 30 minutes, then after the sun came up it started to slow somewhat, but we still had a good bite going for us and by 10:15 we had three limits of kokanee in the Reliable fish bag and we headed in and we just got the boat back on the trailer as all the crazies were lining up to launch their boats. Another great day with great people on the waters of New Melones. Thanks gain everyone!!!!IMG_3685

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New Melones kokanee 7-2-2019

New clients Jon and his father in law Geno hired me for the day on New Melones to learn some things about kokanee fishing. We met up at the big and nearly full reservoir, launched the boat and headed out. After setting four rods with some new gear to try it wasn’t long and we had a bite, but that’s all it was then the next bite Geno had his first fish getting close to the net, unfortunately it came off. After marking some fish the new gear really started to produce fish for us and we were able to get them to the net, things were rolling along nicely as we had seven fish by 10:00 and then we had a double that took us to number nine and then the bite shut down hard!! I mean i washed a bunch of lures trying to get our devil fish and as time went on and on I was staring to think that number ten wouldn’t happen, but giving up is not an option as we were trolling back in the direction of the dock we had a good take down and Jon did great work of getting the tenth and final fish to the net. A great day on the waters of New Melones with two great guys. Thanks again you two and thank you  for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing….IMG_3678.JPG

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New Melones kokanee 6-28-2019

Returning client Kenny brought along his brother Joe and their dad Tom for a day of kokanee fishing. The day was cloudy and cooler and the bite was almost the same as the previous day as we had had little flurries of bites. One rod was doing most of the work but loosing fish and Joe seemed to be having the worst luck and inspecting the lure I noticed it has the stock hooks on it so I quickly replaced them and then the landing ratio became better. They lost 8 kokanee  an ended the day with 12 kokanee salmon from the waters of New Melones, Another great day with some great people. Thanks again everyone.

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Jumbo Kokanee @ New Melones 6-27-2019

Returning clients John and Pat brought along two of their buddies for a day of kokanee fishing at New Melones on June the 27th. We launched the big Willie boat and headed out, after setting four rods we were under way. The previous day was non stop action, however this day would be a slower bite, after maybe 30 minutes we finally caught our first fish, during the day we would have little flurries of bites then it would slow down and be back on again, we were getting a nice collection of fish in the fish bag, I felt bad for john, for some reason the fish just were not staying on for him, he did his get his share though, then Dennis landed a three pound rainbow what a very nice fish!!!. We were getting close to their limits, but we were running out of time in the day and just when were getting ready to call it a day the port side rod got hammered and Pat quickly grabbed the rod and I could tell this was a big fish as it was taking line and not coming in at all, finally pat was able to get it to the net and at first I though it was another big rainbow, however it turned out to be  very large kokanee I weighed it and it was a solid two pound five ounce kokanee from the waters of New Melones. They ended the day with 13 kokanee and one rainbow trout, and they lost nine fish on the day. We caught some impressive kokanee on this day also…..A great day with great guys!!!! Thanks again and thanks for fishing with Gold Country Sportfishing

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Hot Bite @ New Melones 6-26-2019

Return clients Mike and Lori brought along their good friends Mark and Julie for a days fishing at New Melones, the only twist was the guys were paying for just the women to catch fish so the guys could sit back and talk and relax. I set four rods and within minutes we had our first two fish in the boat and things were looking great and the next thing I knew we had four kokanee in the Reliable fish bag, then it happened they both lost a couple, then a third fish, but the soon redeemed themselves and very soon they had eight fish and only needing two more they ended the morning with a double where they landed them both= and this all happened  by 8:45…… What a great morning with great people!!!!! Thanks again And thank you for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing..

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New Melones kokanee 6-21-2019

New clients Joe and John hired me the day as Joe wanted to see how I fished for the kokanee in New Melones. We launched the boat and after setting the rods we were under way, we lost the first fish and the second fish we landed. This day we were not marking  fish like the previous day however I wasn’t worried though and finally we had five kokanee after a few lost fish and by 10:30 we had seven kokanee but the bite was just a tough one an hour or so went by with nothing then we had a double that took us to nine and moments later they landed the tenth fish at 12:30. Still a great day with two great guys. Thanks again. and the bite was much slower, there was many boats on the water and that makes things tough. We would get a fish now and then and loose a few also, things were not looking great as the day went on to catch limits, by 10:30 we only had five fisIMG_3615

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New Melones kokanee 6-20-2019

Return clients Steve, Trevor, Zach and newbie Bruce were on-board on June the 20th at New Melones. I arrived at the lake and found that I had a flat tire on my trailer so after getting the boat ready to fish and launch I changed the tire and was ready to go in time before the guys arrived. We launched the boat and headed out and as I set the first rod i looked up and it had already been hit, so i re-baited the hooks and set it back, I wasn’t able to get all four rods out before getting another fish on and this is way it would go on this morning. Steve was baiting the lures and between Zach and myself we were netting fish and I was setting the rods back down. The fish were really schooled up so I just did  circles around them as it was a challenge to keep the rods in the water, and by 8:00 O’clock we had 11 kokanee already and the action was just as crazy as the laughter on this day and by 11:15 we had four limits of kokanee from the waters of New Melones.

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