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by Tom Gronwall
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/25/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/25/2018

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by Tom Gronwall
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/25/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Fishing Oroville Lake 04/25/2018

Launched at Lime Saddle, about 6:20 am, stopped fishing right at 10 am. Sure is nice launching now that the ramp owners clean wood on a regular basis. No issues now day, nothing like when they used to just let it stack up. Decent bite today, not quite killer bite but darn good. Picked up 31 fish tod...
by Tom Gronwall
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/20/2018
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/20/2018

Normally would not say exactly, best I will say is tossing worms, finesse Carolina rig, 15" tail.
by Tom Gronwall
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/20/2018
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/20/2018

Some of the other fish.
by Tom Gronwall
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/20/2018
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Fishing Oroville Lake 04/20/2018

Got launched at Lime Saddle about 6:20 am, stopped fishing about right at 10 am. Damn, windy city this am, hate those days as my small boat moves like a kite in the winds. Winds tapered off about 9 am or so. Bite picked up a tad, but water still cool, 56.6 to 57.8 degrees in my travels. Even though ...
by Tom Gronwall
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/14/2018
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Fishing Oroville Lake 04/14/2018

Got launched at about 6:20 am, off the lake at 10 am, and to my surprise, 95% of the wood had been cleaned up and no issue at all launching, have never seen it this clean this time of year as the water comes up. Guess the dock owner decided to do his part and keep the ramp a tad safer then in the pa...
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/04/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/04/2018

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by Tom Gronwall
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/04/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Fishing Oroville Lake 04/04/2018

Got launched right about 6:30 am, stopped fishing at 9:45 am. Good news water is warming up and almost getting to the full on bite. Found 57 to 58.3 degrees and the fish are beginning to come back from where ever they go during the winter. Picked up 12 spots, first fish 1 decent 14", two in a r...
by Tom Gronwall
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 03/29/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 03/29/2018

Launching tends not to be the issue, find a slot where less large wood, and launch, it will push the wood back and you'll be fine, just go slow and no prop issues. If the winds don't change directions, the wood stays on the ramp, then sometimes blows out to mid bay area, and clean ramp to haul the b...
by Tom Gronwall
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 03/29/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Fishing Oroville Lake 03/29/2018

Got launched at Lime Saddle about 6:45 am, wood, lots of wood stacked up on the ramp as it always gets when water levels come up. Damn, hate that stuff, worst part is getting off the water!! and not taking home a cord with the boat. Slow, slow bite, good part, water is beginning to warm. Found 53.6 ...
by Tom Gronwall
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 03/07/2018
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Fishing Oroville Lake 03/07/2018

Got launched about 6:45 am at Lime Saddle, off the water at 10 am. Nice not to have freezing temps for a change, nor blowing winds. Typical winter bite, near nothing going on no matter what I tried. Picked up 2 spots, both at about 35 feet, and that's it for this trip, small a fraction under 13"...
by Tom Gronwall
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Lake, year ago march 1, 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Oroville Lake, year ago march 1, 2017

We need rains like last year to get the lake back to a decent level like in first of march 2017. Sad to see it so low these days due to spillway mess up. We may never see it as high (902 feet) as this again! Lime Saddle 3/1/2017
by Tom Gronwall
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 02/17/2018
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Fishing Oroville Lake 02/17/2018

Got launched about 6:50 am, off the water right at 10 am. Nice to fish without winds or cold air. Bit a tad slow today, could hardly find the fish. Cold water still 49.5 to 49.8 degree range in my travels. Tried shallow, deep to 45 feet, yet only got 4 fish today and all small young 12-13" babi...
by Tom Gronwall
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 02/06/2018
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 02/06/2018

My favorite is the Roboworm FX Sculpins, the one called sculpin for a color, bottom left at
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by Tom Gronwall
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 02/06/2018
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Fishing Oroville Lake 02/06/2018

Launched at lime saddle about 6:50 am, surprised to find a fair amount of wood on the ramp. Started out great, then the winds blew and blew. One nasty windy morning. Serves me right for not watching the news to know the North winds were going to blow. Finally gave up about 9:30 am, but did catch 9 f...
by Tom Gronwall
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 01/30/2018
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Fishing Oroville Lake 01/30/2018

Finally, enough water in the lake for me to launch at Lime Saddle at 6:50 am, long 22 minute drive, Vrs. 1 hours to Bidwell. Nice morning, slightly cool, and the fish seemed to be willing to bite. Fished just the Lime Saddle marina area and picked up 11 fish, most basic 13" variety, but one was...
by Tom Gronwall
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Arizona fisherman had unexpected catch reeling in a fish with human-like teeth.
Replies: 1
Views: 2091

Re: Arizona fisherman had unexpected catch reeling in a fish with human-like teeth.

Gives a new meaning to the term, only got two bites today.
by Tom Gronwall
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 01/15/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 735

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: 735

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: 874

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: 874

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: 874

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: 368

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: 554

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: 774

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: 774

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 491

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: 491

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: 526

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: 526

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: 526

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: 880

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: 880

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: 880

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: 880

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: 278

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: 715

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: 521

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: 489

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: 674

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: 388

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: 372

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: 417

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: 505

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: 505

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: 466

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: 827

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 ...

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