Oroville Lake and Reports

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Oroville Lake, Elevaton: 725.50 ft. Daily Statistics
Tuesday, Feb 20
Storage (ac. ft.) Ouflow (ft.3/sec) Inflow (ft.3/sec) Precip. (in.) Evaporation (ft.3/sec)
1,459,726 1,823 1,943 0.00 77
Wednesday, Feb 21
Hi: 43 ° F
Lo: 29 ° F
Today
Decreasing Clouds
Precip: 10%
Tonight
Snow Showers Likely
Precip: 55%

Date Unknown

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    Water Temp: 49'

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished South Fork, Middle Fork and North Fork. Threw 4"&6" worms on dartheads-NOTHING. Tried jigs or awhile-STILL NOTHING. Caught one ish 1 1/2lb in South Fork on shad colored spinnerbait in 40' o water. Caught one other ish 2lb in Middle Fork on rocky point near water all. Again in 35'-40' o water. Not exactly what you would call "blade conditions" but it's the only way we could get em. Talked to several others at ramp no one else did as well as we did. Better conditions are coming though!!! Tight Lines!! Todd
    City: Reno

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    Water Temp: 49

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: ished westcoast this weekend wow what a rush howling winds major waves and or me tough ishing .day one i weighed one ish caught three on a blue n morning dawn combo useing a darter on big rocky points .day two went much better i caught a limit by 9 on a 4 inch pink paddle tail worm there seemed to be two major actors in the dirence rom day 1 to day 2 clear water and kickbass we sented everything and that made the dirence or us .one o the three ishing teammatesor bluto baits scored another win or us bringing our total winnings o lake oroville this year alone is over 5000dollars our goal is ity thousand this year o to a good start.all on bluto baits what are you throwing and how much are you winning ?always willing to help any anglers with ish related problems regarding lake orovillelook us up r a strike ishing supply
    City: oroville

    Tips: scent everything avoid the muddy cold water

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    Water Temp: 49

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: We spent a lot o time ishing shallow with reaction baits. No takers. Only got ish when we went deeper and tight to the bottom. Most tournament anglers in the NewBass event reported catching ish deep on plastics.
    City: Fair Oaks

    Tips: Fish are moving up and down based on environmental actors such as water level luctuations and weather changes. Be prepared to make major adjustments in your ishing approach even over the course o the same day.

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    Water Temp: 54

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished steep stu up the river or the irst time in a while. Found ish on bigger rocks in the middle or rom right on the bank down to 25 eet. My partner Dale Tuord and I caught about 15 ish in 3 hours, 3 over the slot. Even had a double hook up. Most o our ish came on brown jigs, and a ew on morning dawn worms.
    City: Marysvile

    Tips: Not too ast. The lake has turned I believe so the ish are at multiple depths

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    Water Temp: 62

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished sat & sun launching out o Bidwell with the lake down about 90t I guess. Saturday we caught maybe 10 ish with 1 keeper in the slot. Got a rip ish early on the meat wall and the rest came rom the Lime Saddle area on 6" worms rom 20-40t with the only keeper coming rom the 40t range. Sunday we ocused on the 40t range and caught close to 3 limits with 8 o them being over the slot in spots all over the lake. The colors that worked or us were reds, greens, browns, and ew on blue. I also caught a nice 2 pounder on a superspook early on sun. The weather was beautiul and got to see 3 deer cross the cove we were in on sunday, that was cool.
    City: Brentwood

    Tips: Keep it in the 40t range and slooooow down.

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    Water Temp: 72-74

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: ished the entire labor day weekend at Oroville ished the morning and the evening rom 6am to 12pm then again at 5pm to 9pm. Saturday morning I ished the ork that heads to poe's dam the green bridge and stay right.I ound tHAT THE LAKE HAD DROPPED A TON since I had last been on it in June. I threw a buzzer and my buddy threw a spook, he popped one in the 2lb range. I stayed with the buzzer or about 35min put it down or a spitting image since its smaller and can be worked like a spook. We were able to start picking up more ish. The biggest was only weighed in at 2.25 and the smallest was 11 oz, we caught a totally o 5 ish that top water bite we only stuck with it till about 930 then threw it only by trees or signiicant structure. I then switched to a watermelton yamamoto jig on a 1/4oz wieght and began to get on them again my buddy threw a ox blood on a darter head same wieght and we were then keying in on the banks with the muddy line or turbulant water this held the bigger 1.5 up to 4lb ish they were on the bank I mean within a oot. The ish were either there or not they would hit it with in an second or two o the bait entering the water. I picked up ish out in to as deep as 25 eet with a split shoot and a morning dawn no chartruse. This pattern held threw to Sunday only with less o a top water bite and the size o ish got smaller.Sunday We ished the middle ork same technic's
    City: Granite Bay

    Tips: As or a weekend bite thats not busy as labor day I would say that the ish should start going into a all bite pattern. I ishing a rock bank with the muddy water toss it in the areas that look good trees protruding rock this held the ish the spinner and crank I couldn't pick em up on it stay with light line and natural colors till the water temp drops into the 60's

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Oro on Sat and Sun. Early morning rip ish are available,and even a ew on poppers. As the sun hits the water any light-hued worms or grubs will provide good numbers o ish.Jigs in brown or browm/purple take a ew nice ish worked throughcreek channels, as well. When the wind is blowing in the morning,the crank-bite is absolutely on ire, and will continue intothe aternoon as long as the wind blows. The crank ish areound tight to the bank at times, but most are caught >20 eeto, down around 10 eet deep.
    City: Santa Clara

    Tips: I you're crankin, keep the boat way o the bank and make longcasts, ish are suspending way out.

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    Water Temp: 70-75

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Oroville or the irst time this weekend. On riday aternoon ishing was great. They were hammering everything I threw. Could see a lot o good ish in shallow water. Water was at 75 degrees. Through the weekend the ishing got worse. Water was dropping about a degree a day andished moved deeper and bites were less requent. Best consistent ish I ound were some three pound male spots that seemed to be guarding beds in about 18 eet o water around willows on lats.Caught them draging Black Zoom lizards.
    City: Brentwood

    Tips: Best baits besides the lizards were lukes, white spinners, and cotton candy 4" curly tale worms. On Sunday ish were not biting. I stuck on a very small spinner (Single colorado blabe and a hook) to ish or blue gill. Smalls and spots hammered it.