New Melones Lake is an artificial lake in the central Sierra Nevada foothills of Calaveras- and Tuolumne County, California near Jamestown. This reservoir created by the construction of the New Melones Dam across the Stanislaus River has a 2,400,000 acre·ft (2,960,000 dam³) capacity with a surface area of 12,500 acres (5,100 ha). When full, the shoreline is more than 100 miles (160 km).

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Strike King Bladed jigs 1/2 oz / Blue Glimmer Thunder Cricket

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LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6

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Lifted Jigs Jig Heads Iball Jigheads

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XCalibur Jerkbaits Tour Series Jerkbait 95mm - 4 Pack

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SteelShad Swimbaits 6

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