Glory Hole Sports to host Purple Heart Anglers at Melones

The Union Democrat Sports Department

By LEN ACKERMAN

For The Union Democrat

Glory Hole Sportsin Angels Camp will host an event for "Purple Heart Anglers" at New Melones Reservoir onJune 15for disabled veterans.

Boats, fishing licenses, bait, tackle, snacks, and a BBQ lunch will be provided at no cost to the vets. Guides and experienced anglers are needed as well as donations for awards and food. Any interested volunteers should contact Melanie Lewis atghs@goldrush.com .

The Kokanee bite at Melonescontinues to be strong for anglers and guides. A local guide reports finding kokes from 40 feet all the way to 90-feet deep along areas of underwater structure.

Last week, orange colored lures produced well, trolled behind a dodger and tipped with scented corn. Scents such as garlic, kokanee special, or anise can be mixed to sometimes pick up the bite.

Chuck Hewitt and Charlie Simons, both of Sonora, along with Al Eleshio, of Gustine, boated koke limits last week. The fish are still around 13 inches with an occasional larger one taking the bait.

Dave Rumsey,of Sonora, and Bill Hinton, of Fresno, had a good outing last week at Lake Don Pedro and hooked a mix of rainbows, kokanee, and king salmon in the areas of Flemming Bay, Mexican Gulch, and Middle Bay.

Last weekend, at this writers house, we held our annual Memorial Day Yard Sale. My wifeon Saturdaygave me a reprieve to take a son and two grandsons fishing at Beardsley Lake.

At6 a.m., I took my grandson Jordan and a friend and we boated six trout by10:30. We then headed to the launch area to exchange passengers, picking up my son Ed and grandson Tyler.

We headed toward the dam to beat the late-morning wind and, despite the wind, found a good bite, hooking sevenrainbows, keeping five and releasing two.

The good bite was surprising since it was during the full moon period. Flasher/worm combos did the trick. The water level was just below the old launch ramp and the launch area was shallow but usable by backing out into the water with 4-wheel drive.

It was nice to have three generations together for a fishing outing.

Upcoming events:June 1-The Annual Phil Johnson Memorial Kokanee Power Derby at Lake Don Pedro, headquartered at Blue Oaks Campground area. For more information go towww.kokaneepower.org.

June 8-The Pinecrest Fish Faire at Pinecrest Lake, hosted by the U.S. Forest Service. Great event for kids. More information, call the Summit Ranger Station at 965-3434.

June 8-The Friends of the National Rifle Association will hold its annual banquet at the Sonora Elk's Club. For more information, call Barry Blaylock at 586-8995.

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