New Melones kokanee 8-17-2019

Returning client Dan brought along his wife Malinda for a day of chasing kokanee salmon on New Melones. The day was supposed to be a hot one, as we started at 6:00 and headed out. I set four rods at various depths and we were on our way, after 30 minutes we had our first take down and the first kokanee of the day was soon in the reliable fish bag. The day was not fishing like all the other days as we were fighting a full moon as we were trolling through fish and no takers, however I continued on working the same school of fish over and over until the full moon had started releasing its clutches and they started putting fish in the fish bag, it was not a fast bite, however we had a bite working for us and we had one rod that the kokanee were just in love with and didn’t really want anything else. They lost a three fish, boated a nice three pound rainbow and landed ten kokanee from the waters of New Melones and thankfully we had a nice breeze that kept the heat down as we fished till 1:00 o’clock. A great day with two great people. Thanks again for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing.

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New Melones kokanee 8-14-2019

Returning client Neil brought along his grandson Ryan for a day of fishing before he went back to school. We met up at the lake, I had the boat already launched and we soon headed for for the fishing grounds. I gave a quick instruction for Ryan as this was his first time fishing like we would be doing. After setting the four rods it was just minutes and we had our first fish in the Reliable fish bag that Neil caught, up next Ryan caught his first kokanee. We had a fairly steady bite as we caught six fish then we had a double and only landed one. I found a nice school of fish but sometimes getting them to bite is a different  story. but running through then time and time again will get them to bite, we had another double and again we only landed one taking us to number nine, finally after five minutes the starboard side double over hard and Ryan grabbed the rod and brought it to the net and this all happened by 10:07 in the morning. A great memory for a Grandfather and grandson. Thanks again you two and thanks for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing.IMG_3862

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New Melones kokanee 8-13-2019

New clients Steve and his son William were on board for a day of fishing since William would be heading off to the Army and Steve wanted a day with his son on the water. This morning we would have a great bite and both father and son enjoyed reeling in their two fish limits by 10:00 o’clock. Many memories were had by both as they had a great time. Thanks again guys and good luck in the Army, aIMG_3857nd thanks for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing………………….

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New Melones Kokanee 8-12-2019

Returning clients Rob and Jim wanted to see what they were doing wrong as to why they were not catching many fish as many times we would come in with limits and they would maybe have only one or two fish. Well after setting the four rods at various depths we were under way, and quickly we had our first fish in the bag. They bite was good until we had number six in the bag and then we had to work for our final four fish that took us until about 12:30 and the last bite was so faint that both guys couldn’t even see it, however I could tell and maybe they were thinking that they have had many missed opportunities like this but failed to see it, as I was doing a few things different but nothing to far off from them. A great day with a couple of great guys! Thanks again.

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Weekend Kokanee 8-10-2019 New Melones

New clients Jessie and his brother Jake, as Jessie wanted to get himself and his brother out fishing since its been many years since being on the water. We met Saturday morning and headed out and after setting the first rod I grabbed the second to set it and their was fish on the first rod Jessie was up first and thats how the morning would go. The morning was cool and a little breezy and was welcome since all the hot weather we have been having. These two caught some really nice fish on this day at nearly two and half pounds. A great morning wit a couple great guys!! Thanks again for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing..IMG_3842

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New Melones kokanee 8-8-2019

New clients Ron and his brother Mike were on board with me on August the 8th at New Melones. The kokanee bite has been off the hook and these guys wanted to get in on the action. The day did not disappoint or should I say morning. We had steady action and only a few fish were lost and by 9:30 they had their two limits of fat New Melones kokanee. A great morning with two great guys.. Thanks again for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing…..IMG_3837

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New Melones Kokanee 8-7-2019

New client Ray and his son Cody wanted a day of chasing kokanee with me before Cody headed back off to college. I had the boat in the water waiting and we soon headed out and after setting four rods we were fishing and it wasn’t long and Cody was up first and soon we had our first kokanee in the reliable fish bag. The action was solid and by ten that morning we had a double hookup that ended the morning on a perfect note, father and son reeling in fish together side by side. Thanks again guys!!

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New Melones kokanee 8-6-2019

New clients Robert and John were on board with me on August the 6th at New Melones. The morning started off by a mix up as Robert got the meeting place wrong as he thought glory hole ramp and I told him TuttleTown ramp, he didn’t have his cell phone, so they went back to glory hole sports and called me, any way they arrived about an hour late and we soon headed out. The fishing was off the hook as we were catching fish as soon as I set the four rods fishing. The action was fast and by 9:00 o’clock we were done, and I told them if they had shown up on time they would have been back home way to early. A great early morning bite with great guys… Better late than never.

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New Melones kokanee 7-31-2019

New clients Dan and Ted were on-board with me on Wednesday the 31st of July at New Melones. They wanted kokanee and kokanee they recieved in style in the 24 foot Willie boat. They set back and watched me work as I lowered the four rods at various depths. It took about 15 minutes befroe we had our first take down and Ted was on the rod first however it came unbuttoned, after resetting the rod we move on in search of more and after going over a few marks that did not bite I turned around and they stared biting. We had a little bite going and we soon had four nice fish. There were other boats working the area and I decided to move out of the area as they were beating the water to death and soon I found a nice school of kokanee with very little boats around and soon they had their ten fish and I asked them if they wanted to stick around and let me catch my five fish, and heck yea they said and soon I found myself reeling in my limit as Dan was netting my fish. A great day with a father and son on the waters of New Melones. Thanks for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing……

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Hogan Stripers 7-30-2019

New client Morey a single angler, I paired him up with regular Harry for a day of striper fishing at Hogan reservoir to see what we could catch. It had been three months since I had been there. We launched the big Willie boat and headed out and after dropping rods we were already marking fish and bait. Hopes were high and I was confident that we would catch fish. It took awhile before we had our first strike and that came up empty. After circling back around for nothing we moved on and finally the starboard side Plainer board was hammered and Morey was first up and landed a five pound striper, and almost instantly the same side down-rigger rod went down hard and Harry was up but this fish came off and unfortunately it broke the hooks off. The day was a very nice day and a little breeze. Harry’s luck was not the best on this day as he lost four fish and landing two while Morey landed three and lost one and we had five other missed opportunities. Still a nice day on the water, thanks again guys and thanks for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing.

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