Lake Oroville Fishing Report

Lake Oroville - Oroville, CA (Butte County)

by RB Bass

Oroville is getting some much needed rain! With the recent rain improving lake conditions it has also improved fishing conditions for the bigger spots. Currently Lake Oroville is at 736.02 feet and the lake has remained at 736′ for about 15 days, this has made fishing stable and the rain has already got some of the creeks flowing. Last weekend the Future pro tournament was held out of Bidwell Marina and it took less than 9.5lbs to win that event, for this weekends North Valley Tackle open i do predict the weights will go up some. Bigger spots are showing up on reaction baits such as shad pattern spinnerbaits and mid range crankbaits like the IMA Pinjack, also topwater baits like the Rover are producing quality bites. Try targeting the running creeks with a spinnerbait and the flatter main points with topwater, this is a tough pattern to fish all day but it will produce better than average results. As of right now the spillway ramp is open and in good shape with 8 lanes in the water, water clarity will vary from 12′ in the main body and middle fork to less than 2′ in the running creeks up and down the slot. Good luck everybody!

North Valley Tackle & Pro Shop

2368 B LIncoln St
Oroville, CA 95966

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