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Lake Oroville is a large artificial reservoir created by Oroville Dam in central Northern California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The South Forebay of the lake is used by speed boats, personal water craft and hydroplanes. The North Forebay is reserved for non-motorized use only, such as sailing and windsurfing. The lake is a popular bass fishing destination, hosting several fishing tournaments each year.
Thursday Jun 20th 2013
The lake is at 77-percent capacity. The bass have slowed down with the heat and post-spawn doldrums. Guide Ron Gandolfi reported that fishing was best early and late with the bite shutting off during the hottest part of the day. There were still smaller bass up shallow in the early morning, but most of the better fish were 20 to 30 feet deep. Senkos, both weightless and rigged on a worm head, were working well, but the reaction bite was still slow. A good day of fish was producing 10 to 20 fish. Try for coho at the dam and the Green Bridge with dodger/hoochies tipped with a piece of anchovy at 25 to 60 feet deep - shallower early and deeper later in the day.
Friday Jan 11th 2013
The lake is at 72-percent capacity with a murky water color. Guide Ron Gandolfi reported that the AC Pro-Team event this past weekend was won by Kelly Eagleton and partner with just over 14 pounds. Gandolfi said there were lots of 1 3/4- to 2-pound bass being caught all over the lake from the bank down to 50 feet deep on worms, jigs, Senkos, spinnerbaits, ripbaits, and swimbaits — fishing was good with 20- to 30-fish days common. The better fish were deeper and sitting right on the bottom so they were hard to meter. A run-and-gun approach to hitting the points was necessary if using ripbaits and spinnerbaits.
Friday May 27th 2011
There's nothing like getting a report saying that anglers are releasing 50 or 60 bass a day, and knowing I don't have the means to fish the lake.
Anyway if you are close to Lake Oroville and you love bass fishing(if you are on this site I would assume that is a yes) then go there and expect good things.
Bass are chasing topwaters and plastics. Cast the lures to the bank and work down about 20 feet.
Tuesday May 3rd 2011
Water temperatures from 49 to 56. Bass are heavily active on jigs in the Potter’s Ravine, West Branch, South Fork, and the Dark Canyon area. Try brown/green pumpkin.