Lake Oroville Fishing Report

Lake Oroville - Oroville, CA (Butte County)

by RB Bass

Lake Oroville
62-64 water temp
Scattered Showers

North Valley Tackle Grand Opening Open Team Tournament at Lake Oroville paid off for my partner and me. Mind you this was our first trip to Lake Oroville ever. With no lake experience I quickly checked out the RB Bass fishing page to get some useful tips on the where, what and when’s of bass fishing. As I went over previous reports and networking with my buddies I decided we would make our way south and just fish! My partner and I had no clue where we were going so we stuck with the simple game plan. We started on some main lake points. My partner caught the first fish on a kietech. A nice German Brown! Or Salmon?

Then he picked up a fluke and nailed a spot cookie cutter shortly after. We picked up and headed further south. The rain was starting to come down heavy then would lighten up just to start pouring again. Once we seen “the trees” we were on fish. We started flipping a drop shot out in 20ft of water outside the trees catching keepers and culling ounces. We moved to the back of a cove that had a creek pouring into it that was about 15ft deep and boom a 2.72lb Largie rattled the jerk bait! Our bait colors consisted of shad patterns for the swim baits and jerkbaits and MM3/Morning Dawn for the Robos. We ended up weighing 9.23lbs with a Big Fish of 2.72lbs and took 2nd place out of 62boats. Winners took it with 9.26lbs.

Have fun, be safe and fish positive. It only takes that one bite to change the game!


Dominick Mohameds

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