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by Tom Gronwall
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 01/15/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 01/15/2018

I've been trying to get on the lake again, between rains, but not good timing lately. Lake level 707. something, getting super close to having Lime saddle open, 5 foot about the bottom of the ramp. Expecting rains next week, maybe one day possible to fish, if not the week after if all goes well.
by Tom Gronwall
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 01/15/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Fishing Oroville Lake 01/15/2018

Actually not fishing, but wanting to so bad. Since Dec. along with the darn winds, cold temps, slow bite, have not had a chance to get on the lake like I normally do. This old man hates those winds, combine with the low temps, not feeling like being macho and fish the lake when it's so nasty out mos...
by Tom Gronwall
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 12/12/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 12/12/2017

Awe, now I got ya now, makes sense, small like the smelt. Will give it a try for sure if they are still hanging in that spot, or find them in another location.
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 12/12/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 12/12/2017

I will give this a try, just like you describe, blew me away. Hope they hang in that spot till next week. Never got a salmon worm, are they thinner then like a robo worm? maybe I could cut down a robo, have many of those on hand. Thanks for the tip.
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 12/12/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Fishing Oroville Lake 12/12/2017

Burr, winter weather has arrived after a couple week of winds, back to fishing. Got launched about 6:45 am, stopped fishing right at 10:30 am. Dang, the first hour or two were brutal cold today, fingers feeling the cold bite, but once the sun got going, awesome day on the water. Winter bite has arri...
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 11/29/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Fishing Oroville Lake 11/29/2017

Alarm off at 5 am as always, turn the coffee on and open the door for the cat and hear WIND blowing in the trees and give the hooked up boat and trailer a glance and say, got to be kidding me, can't take my little boat on the water at Bidwell, going to have waves for a few hours. So, drinking coffee...
by Tom Gronwall
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 11/17/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Fishing Oroville Lake 11/17/2017

Got an early launch, not a single trailer in the lost, first on the lake as usual, right at 6:30 am. Slight breeze, ended up a picture perfect day on the water. Headed to N. Fork, found 2 bucks dead center of the beginning of north fork, kind of main lake, looking for ladies on the other side. Bite ...
by Tom Gronwall
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 11/11/2017
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 11/11/2017

With the rains and true fall weather, the tough bite might be on for the next 3-4 months, we'll see next Tuesday, as I give it a try again. Good to hear you got fish and a worth while trip.
by Tom Gronwall
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 11/11/2017
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Fishing Oroville Lake 11/11/2017

This is my first weekend fishing this lake and low and behold, tournament going on, making for a busy ramp! Guessing my last weekend fishing, as I tend not to fish weekends, due to the crowds. Got launched about 6:15 am or so, stopped fishing right at 10 am. Bite way off from last trip, fish seemed ...
by Tom Gronwall
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/31/2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/31/2017

I do a finesse Carolina rig using just McCoy plastic stoppers, 1/8 oz bullet weights with about a 15" tail. Roboworms, nose hooked tubes with portion of a worm to fill the cavity only, smaller 2-3" tubes. Hit bottom, lift, drop, work down the bank. Rare to feel a hit, feel mostly pressure ...
by Tom Gronwall
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/31/2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/31/2017

Wife doesn't and won't eat fish, so back they go.
by Tom Gronwall
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/31/2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Fishing Oroville Lake 10/31/2017

Launched at Bidwell early, about 6:40 or so, not a single trailer or vehicle in the parking lot, spooky feeling, stopped fishing right at 10:35 am. Amazing hardly a breeze this am, unusual for launching early at bidwell. Headed about half way to the rock pile in the N. Fork and found fish willing to...
by Tom Gronwall
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/25/2017
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/25/2017

Glad it helped you. Remember, this time of year, early and late fall, they tend to be deeper, not all, but most depending on what they are holding on. Tight lines!
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/25/2017
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Fishing Oroville Lake 10/25/2017

Think I need to adjust my wake up times for the long drive to Bidwell, seems I'l arriving way to early, so used to the 22 minute drive to Lime Saddle. Got launched at 6:35 am, stopped fishing right at 10:30 am. The early morning launch wind was not nearly as bad today for some reason. Picked up my f...
by Tom Gronwall
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/17/2017
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/17/2017

My pleasure.
by Tom Gronwall
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/17/2017
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/17/2017

Basic size of the day.
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by Tom Gronwall
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/17/2017
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Fishing Oroville Lake 10/17/2017

Got launched early at 6:35 am today, when the wind glows and blows at Bidwell marine ramp, windiest ramp in the N. State in the early mornings, stopped fishing right at 10:30 am. Fished the same exact location as last trip and fish were still holding in the steep rocky area at the south side at pott...
by Tom Gronwall
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/13/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/13/2017

Sure, glad to. Go catch a bunch.
by Tom Gronwall
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/13/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/13/2017

I do carolina rigs with McCoy stoppers, make the bait float around every lift, small #2 drop shot hooks, bend out point slightly.
by Tom Gronwall
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/13/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/13/2017

Thanks, best LM for me in the lake. Seems the LM population is improving slightly. Caught a dozen or so this year. Would Rather not talk baits :>)) but would say roboworms, light weights do well, presentation is the thing.
by Tom Gronwall
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/13/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Fishing Oroville Lake 10/13/2017

Finally got to get on the lake after a week of winds and fires. Launched at Bidwell about 6:35 am, stopped fishing as the breeze began at 10:30 am. Headed to potters ravine cove to dodge the early morning winds and glad I did. Found fish on the south side in the steep rocks, actually mostly on the b...
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/04/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Fishing Oroville Lake 10/04/2017

Launched at Bidwell this morning at about 6:50 am, stopped fishing about 10:30 am, as Lime saddle is closed due to low water. It's been a couple two or three years since launching here. I had forgotten about the winds coming off the lake early, can be brutal at times. Headed to middle fork trying to...
by Tom Gronwall
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lime Saddle ramp closed
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Lime Saddle ramp closed

Called to check on the ramp, state has closed the ramp, so don't waste your time driving to this ramp, better just head to Bidwell, headed that way tomorrow. Bummer!!
by Tom Gronwall
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 09/26/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Fishing Oroville Lake 09/26/2017

Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:40 am today, almost shocked at how far down the water went, off the lake at 10:15 am. Looks like 7 or so days left for this ramp. Kind of breezy today, but it sure didn't hurt the bite any. Bagged 34 spots this morning, all from the same 40-50 feet of shoreline where ...
by Tom Gronwall
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 09/19/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 475

Fishing Oroville Lake 09/19/2017

Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:40 am, stopped fishing about 10:15 am, when the breeze picked up. Wow, the lake sure is dropping fast, shocks me every time I launch and see maybe one 7-10 days before Lime saddle closes due to low water. Water cooled a bunch, now 74-75 degrees, another week and might...
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 09/13/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Fishing Oroville Lake 09/13/2017

Got launched about 6:35 am today at lime saddle and stopped fishing at 10:15 am, surprised, only one other boat launched today, even though it cooled a bunch from last week. Water beginning to cool a tad, now 78 degrees every place I went and the algae is started to die and water clear up some. Fish...
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 09/06/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Fishing Oroville Lake 09/06/2017

Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:50 am, stopped fishing at 9:30 am, getting warm, but muggy as all get out, not my kind of fishing weather, yet I still do it! Kind of slowing bite this am, warm water 78-79, and ramp is about to turn the corner. If the lake continues to drop like the last month, maybe...
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville lake 08/30/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Fishing Oroville lake 08/30/2017

Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:45 am, stopped fishing right at 9:15 am before the heat came on. Wow, water has started to cool, down to 78-79 degrees, which is going to bring the bite back and better fish. Seems it helped the bite today. Found a location that gave up 6 fish for 6 casts. Never ever ...
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 08/23/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 407

Fishing Oroville Lake 08/23/2017

Got launched at Lime Saddle about 5:45 am, stopped fishing at 10 am, as it was really getting hot with no breeze. Water still warm as can be, still 80-81 degrees, worst part, algae seems to be really clouding up the water with all the warmth this summer and it seems to hurt the bite some? Caught 18 ...
by Tom Gronwall
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 08/14/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 08/14/2017

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by Tom Gronwall
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 08/14/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Fishing Oroville Lake 08/14/2017

Got launched way to early today about 5:35 am, stopped fishing at 10 am. Another weird day with no sun rise to fire up the bite, slow fishing the entire time we had cloud cover. Good part, only one dink at 12", all the rest 13" to 14 1/2" and another one of those pike minnows right at...
by Tom Gronwall
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 08/08/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Fishing Oroville Lake 08/08/2017

Got launched at 5:30 am at Lime Saddle, stopped fishing at 10 am as it began to warm up. Decent day, caught 23, surprise, caught a large mouth, so excited, forgot to measure it, looks to be about 13 1/2" or so. Small fish plentiful, about half the fish 12" size, the other half 13" to ...
by Tom Gronwall
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 08/01/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Fishing Oroville Lake 08/01/2017

Launched at Lime Saddle about 5:30 am, stopped fishing at 9:15 am before it got hot!! Weird day on the lake with the smoke in the air, like the sun never really rose and fish seemed to know and were not fired up to bite like clear sunny mornings. No big fish at all, all fish ranged from 12" to ...
by Tom Gronwall
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/25/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 615

Fishing Oroville Lake 07/25/2017

Launched about 5:40am at Lime Saddle, stopped fishing at 10:15 am when the heat began to get to me. Seems the lake is back to dropping a foot a day like the old days, now down to 800.65, now 102 feet down from full pool. The ridge at the launch now shows well, all above water line. Should have gotte...
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/19/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 639

Fishing Oroville Lake 07/19/2017

Got launched about 5:30 am at lime Saddle, stopped fishing at 10:30 am. Decent bite today, but not many fish over 14", so typical of hot summer fishing on the lake. Landed 33 fish today, with more then half of them caught in the basic Lime Saddle marina area. Fish shallow and deep, still not fi...
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/12/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 578

Fishing Oroville Lake 07/12/2017

I got launched at Lime Saddle about 5:30am, stopped fishing right at 9:30am, getting too hot to fish much longer, even though fish were in the biting mood still. Decent fishing, but many more smaller fish then last trip. Seemed like half the fish today were runts, 10-12" with the rest 13-14 1/2...
by Tom Gronwall
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/06/2017
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/06/2017

First pike minnow caught in 5 years or more of fishing Oroville. Don't think a large population exists. Released this one, probably release any future catches. Fun to catch, felt a little odd, not like any bass feel I've ever caught.
by Tom Gronwall
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/06/2017
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/06/2017

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by Tom Gronwall
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/06/2017
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Fishing Oroville Lake 07/06/2017

Got an early launch at lime saddle, right about 5:30 am, stopped fishing at 9:30 am as the heat began to warm up. Lake level seems to be about the same, not much change since last week, exact level?? website is down. Water still warm, 80-81 degrees in most locations. Bite was fair, better fish this ...
by Tom Gronwall
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 06/27/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 800

Fishing Oroville Lake 06/27/2017

Launched about 5:30am at Lime Saddle, stopped fishing at 10am. Felt good being back after skipping last week during the heat wave. Couldn't bring my self to fish when that hot. Didn't do as well this week as past weeks, fish were smaller, but still plenty of them around. Only caught 23 fish this mor...
by Tom Gronwall
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 06/13/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Fishing Oroville Lake 06/13/2017

Launched about 5:30 am today, stopped fishing about 10:10 am. Found fish again right off the dock where they sell gas, 12 fish right in the marina and my best fish of the day right at 15". Good bite, but about half the fish were smaller then past trips, lots of those 10-12" for some reason...
by Tom Gronwall
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 06/06/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 06/06/2017

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by Tom Gronwall
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 06/06/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Fishing Oroville Lake 06/06/2017

Launched at Lime Saddle about 5:30am, stopped fishing at 10:30 am as it was getting way too hot and I had caught my share for the day. Got into them right away in 15 feet of water on a tiny ride right by the last dock used for getting fuel. Picked up 13 spots and one decent 15 1/2" spot, headed...
by Tom Gronwall
Tue May 23, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 05/23/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1022

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 05/23/2017

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by Tom Gronwall
Tue May 23, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 05/23/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1022

Fishing Oroville Lake 05/23/2017

Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:35, stopped fishing at 10:40am when the heat began making me sweat!! hot today. What a difference when water warms back up from my last trip, up to 68-70 degrees today and the fish were loving the warmth more then last week. Killed them today (not really) released all...
by Tom Gronwall
Wed May 17, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 05/17/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 502

Fishing Oroville Lake 05/17/2017

Got launched about 6am at Lime Saddle, stopped fishing right at 10:15am. Today, one of the rare days without blowing winds this morning, dead calm, kind of spooky! Water cooled a lot, down to 62-64 all the places I fished. Bite was good, but not as good as my last trip, caught 29 spots, 2 at 14 1/2&...
by Tom Gronwall
Thu May 11, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Oroville
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: Lake Oroville

Turn the camera when taking pictures, these hurt my neck!!
by Tom Gronwall
Wed May 10, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 05/10/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 05/10/2017

Yes, live 22 minutes away, spillway about 50 minutes to ramp. Don't think it's open, too much going on these days. Sure bidwell is open.
by Tom Gronwall
Wed May 10, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 05/10/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 05/10/2017

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by Tom Gronwall
Wed May 10, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 05/10/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Fishing Oroville Lake 05/10/2017

Got launched about 6am, stopped fishing at 15:15am when the breeze got to blowing. Awesome bite, wide open bite for anyone who wants to go fishing now. Active fish nearly every location I fished with most locations giving up 4-6 fish, one location gave up 7 fish. Decent size fish for the most part. ...

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