ANGELS CAMP — A huge, 17-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass came out of New Melones Reservoir this past week, only a few ounces less than the lake record of 18 pounds.
Glory Hole Sports employee John Liechty caught the biggest bass of his life, the fish weighing 17-pounds, 4-ounces this past week. He caught her on the south side of the lake on a Senko. She was full of eggs and sore-tailed, proof that spawning season is at hand, and the fish are moving into shallow water to spawn.
The huge bass was just a few ounces short of the current lake record, which is held by Kyle Gentry at 18 pounds.
Trout fishing was also good, and Glory Hole employee Gary Powell and his fiancé went out with Gary Burns of Take It To The Limit Guide Service, and they caught plenty of trout and kokanee.
Employee Hank Baxter also went out fishing and caught an easy limit of trout.
Michele Perreault, neighbor of Dan and Melanie Lewis owners of Glory Hole Sports went out for a few hours fishing for trout in the afternoon, and caught four nice trout for dinner, proving you don't have to get up early to catch a few fish.