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 6-201-2019

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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New Melones kokanee and Trout Trip 6-19-2019

Return clients Kim and his son Ryan were on-board along with Ryan’s son Nathan on June the 19th at New Melones. After setting four lines it wasn’t long before we had our first kokanee of the day in the bag. The bite was steady and then Kim landed a nice three and a half pound rainbow. The day was full of laughs and they needed to get going by noon as Ryan and Nathan had a long drive a head of them so at noon we called it a day with 13 kokanee and a nice rainbow trout from the waters of New Melones. Thanks again guys for the great day..

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New Melones kokanee trip 6-18-2019

New clients Greg his wife Kari and their friends Dennis and Melinda were on-board with me on Tuesday June the 18th. Greg and his wife are from Florida and their friends Dennis and his girlfriend are from Berkeley and hired me for a relaxing trip on New Melones. After a few instructions on what to do and setting three lines the first rod was already bouncing as Greg had it under control and we soon netted the fish and then came the second fish and soon it was in the Reliable fish bag and we were well under way of getting our day going, unfortunately fishing for kokanee if one never looses one its your lucky day and one better play the lottery, and so they lost a handful of fish on this day and we had a few missed opportunities. They did not need 20 fish so they stopped fishing when we got to 12 fish. A great day with a great group of people. I really appreciate you coming out and thanks for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing.

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New Melones kokanee 6-15-2019

Return clients John and Rich from the previous day were back on-board with me again and I again picked them from their houseboat. After setting the four rods we waited for our first bite that seemed to take awhile as we were marking fish but they were reluctant to bite, after 40 minutes we landed our first fish of the morning. The bite was much slower than the previous day, however the catch ratio was much better in this day. The Guys were expecting more out of me on t his day from what they said, the fish must have know this just to prove a point, by 8:30 we only had five fish and didn’t make the deadline, however we did make two limits  of New Melones kokanee by 9:30 and we headed back in. Another great day with two great guys again. Thanks again guys!!!!!!

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Hot Kokanee bite at New Melones 6-14-2019

New clients John and Rich were on-board with me on Friday June the 14th at New Melones. I picked them up from their houseboat at the marina and we headed for the fishing grounds. I was setting rod number four when I looked over and the front starboard side rod was bouncing, John quickly grabbed the rod and soon we had fish number one in the fish bag, then it was Riches turn soon after and they boated the first three kokanee then for some reason the next three didn’t make it to the net. The morning was a little cool but quickly warmed up just the fishing was. The fishing was great as we started putting fish in the bag again and by 8:30 they had their ten kokanee from the waters of New Melones. A great morning with a couple of great guys enjoying their retirement. Thanks again guys!!!!

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More New Melones kokanee 6-12-2019

Long Time returning clients Mike and Chris were on-board at New Melones with me today June the 12th to chase the hot the bite on Kokanee salmon. We arrived early at the big reservoir and launched the big 24 foot Willie boat in the water and headed out, after setting the four rods at various depths we were fishing and with in moments we had our first hookup, only to be lost and this one rod on the starboard side continued to get hit and also they kept coming unbuttoned after loosing the first five fish we finally was able to start putting kokanee in the reliable fish bag, and before we knew it we had seven fish and lost seven, then we marked a very large school of kokanee and we had a triple hookup  and landed them all, so now we had ten kokanee and soon Chris landed a three pound rainbow trout and I was able to land my five kokanee for the day. Thanks for coming out and choosing Gold Country Sportfishing. A great day with two great guys!!!!!!

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New Melones Kokanee 6-10-2019

Returning clients David Gina and Arnold were out again with me for a days fishing for kokanee. Now in the past every-time they went fishing with me we have had a fish on in the first five minutes and on this day it would be the same thing, so now they call me five minute Monte. They were boating fish as we had a nice early morning bite going for us then things started to slow down as the sun became higher in the sky and boats were surrounding us, so i left the area and boated two more fish and lost one but we were not marking any fish so I headed back to where we started and everyone had left the area. I had found a nice pocket of fish and the bite really turned on for us, and I glad it did because  it wasn’t looking like we would get three limits, But I was able to pull the ol rabbit out of the hat trick and they went home with three limits of kokanee salmon from the waters of New Melones. Thanks again everyone !!!!

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New Melones Kokanee and Rainbow Trout 6-8-2019

New client David had some co workers in from England and wanted some fun for them to do so he booked a trip with me and we met up at the lake and headed out, now these guys have fished before but not trolling for kokanee, I explained on what to do and told their was no pressure. We instantly had our first fish hooked up was landed by Andrew and we were then under way for a great day. They we having a great time landing and they also lost some fish as well. It was Andrews turn once again and it turned out to be a four pound Rainbow trout, In the process i had somehow tore a big hunk of skin out of my pinky finger and was bleeding so after fixing myself up and a few photos we were fishing again and about thirty minutes after netting a fish i was taking the hooks out and somehow the hook impaled itself into my thumb clear past the bend and i could see the point sticking out so after thinking it over I cut the shank of the hook off and proceeded to push the hook all the way through, I made it bleed real good and fixed myself up once again and we finished off with all our fish and headed in. Thanks again guys for the great day and for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing!!!!!

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New Melones Kokanee and Rainbows 6-7-2019

Returning client Henry brought along his other grandson for a fishing trip. The morning was really cool and windy and the bite started off really slow as it took along while to catch our first fish off the day. The wind was finally laying down and we began to put kokanee in the boat. Then one of the rods went down hard and i knew that this wasn’t a kokanee and it turned out to be a three pound rainbow trout, then a few more kokanee and then the same rod again caught a two and a half pound rainbow and they finished off their kokanee limits. What a great day they had and shared together. Thanks again!!!

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