Personal Best Brown Trout
Caught at New Melones Lake!
March 23-24, 2004
I intended to fish the Delta for sturgeon, naturally, this time of year,
especially after last week’s big catch. But the wind was blowing 30+ MPH on the Delta Tuesday morning as I was preparing to head out. So I bolted on the downriggers, loaded up the trout rods and reels and headed for New Melones Lake near Sonora for a couple of days.
I had little to show for my efforts until mid-morning on Wednesday when this nice brown hit like a torpedo. Man, did the reel scream the good news when she hit! It was a good 10 minutes or so fighting her to the boat. This was my largest brown ever; my prior record was three pounds.