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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-04-24
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 62, surface
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Great 1/2 day on the water today for me, off the water at noon. Ended up with 15 spotted bass. Only one at 15" the rest 12-14 1/2" All on robo worms in 10-25 feet of water. Today, got my first suspended fish off a point in 50-70 foot of water, fish hanging at 10-18 feet down. My new hummingbird dialed me in and away we went. Tossed worms out wacky style with spit shot with just enough line to sink to the fish below the boat at the 15 foot range. Damn, got 7 spots in the last hour. My first suspended fish!!!catch.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch spotted bass. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 62
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Dana and I fished for a half day in the west fork. We managed 14 spots between us, 7 each for our half day trip. About half the fish in less then 15ft of water, the rest 15-30 feet. Roboworms with morning dawn getting the most fish. Only one fish at 15".
Tips: Anyone with a boat who would like a fishing partner, let me know and lets go get some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-04-10
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Dana and I fished a half day 7-12 noon today to try out my new hummingbird. Even though I spent lots of time learning the hummingbird, we still managed only 7 spots, nothing of any size. Water is warming a tad more, up to 59-60 degrees. Most fish on dark roboworms early, lighter as the day went on. Fish came out of 15-30 feet of water. Be careful, wood all over and hard to see it at times.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some spots together. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Tom

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-03-27
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 52
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Caught my personal best ever fish in Oroville today. A giant 20 inch, 4.25 pound spotted bass hog. Got it on a curly tail roboworm in 20 feet of water. Got 8 other spots, 2 16", 2 14 1/2" with the rest 13-14" Great day on the water for me. Let the hog go in Lime Saddle to grow bigger.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fishing partner???? let me know and we'll go catch some spotted bass. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-03-21
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 52
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Dana loaned me his boat, so took it out and launched at Lime saddle about 7am and fished till noon. Bite is improving as the water warms. I ended up with 15 spots, 2 right at 15", 2 right at 14 1/2" with all the rest at 13-14". All fish in 5 feet to 25 feet of water on various curly tail roboworms. About 50% on Texas rig, about 1/4 of the fish on drop shot, 1/4 on shaky heads. Best color today was Salt & Pepper Chart, New Ayu worked well too. I'm not fishing as slow as the winter bite, and giving baits more action.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, lets go out and catch some spots together. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-03-15
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at Lime Saddle this morning, right as the sun began to lighten the sky a tad. Windy, windy, super hard to hold the boat in position. I ended up with 7 spots, nothing of any size, all 13-14" with one right at 14 1/2" All fish 10 to 30 foot of water. Fat Roboworms did the trick, darker colors.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-03-13
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 49
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Fished today with Jeff, launching at the spillway about 8:20 or so. Launch has 2 docks again, about 6 lanes for the busy days. We did ok, considering the white caps and wind. Damn did it ever blow today. We ended up with 5 spots, all clones right at 15". We would have done better but I lost 3 fish after hooking them, they just came off half way to the boat!!! Fish all caught in 10-25 feet of water, roboworms, bold bluegill did the trick today, half the fish on shaky heads and the others on drop shots.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some spots together. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-03-08
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Dana loaned my his boat so I had to get out today. Launched at Lime Saddle about 6am, off the lake at noon. Slow bite for me, only got 4 spots, 13-14" or so. Water pretty dirty in some areas, almost like mud!! Water has risen now 31 feet as of yesterday and news reported water had risen 3 feet in 24 hours right after the rain. Last look, were 168 feet below full pool. Fished several baits, with roboworms getting all fish.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net I'm available most of the time, and love to fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-02-22
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Fished yesterday with Leo. Slow day for us, dirty water and rising water really slowed the bite for us. Leo managed 2 spots, both right at 1.5 pounds. Me o fish!! Leo also managed to hook a salmon on a roboworm. Great fight, took about 5 minutes to land the fish. Fish was 6-8 pounds and looking good. Released to catch it another day. Me, tried all types of baits, it didn't help me. Leo got his fish on roboworms, in about 30ft of water. We fished deep, shallower, still no bited for me. It sure makes for a long day when you don't catch fish. My first ever skunked day!!!
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-02-22
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Fished yesterday with Leo. Slow day for us, dirty water and rising water really slowed the bite for us. Leo managed 2 spots, both right at 1.5 pounds. Me o fish!! Leo also managed to hook a salmon on a roboworm. Great fight, took about 5 minutes to land the fish. Fish was 6-8 pounds and looking good. Released to catch it another day. Me, tried all types of baits, it didn't help me. Leo got his fish on roboworms, in about 30ft of water. We fished deep, shallower, still no bited for me. It sure makes for a long day when you don't catch fish. My first ever skunked day!!!
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-02-12
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at Bidwell about 7am, fished till about 11 am. Slow fishing today. Fished Bidwell area for most of the time, nothing, not even one hit. Moved to a few spots in the main lake and managed 3 spots, average size. Wood is beginning to float, so be careful. Fished mostly roboworms, texas and drop shot. Better days are coming so get ready!! Lake appears to have come up 7-10 feet by today. Just need 190 feet more :>)
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-02-05
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished at Lime Saddle marina from 7 am to 8: 30 am. Cold!!! 32 and wind blowing! Managed to get 5 spotted bass, with one right at 15" . Most fish from about 15-25 feet of water with roboworms.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net I'm available most of the time.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-01-29
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished at Lime Saddle this morning for 1 1/2 hours. Managed to get 3 spots, all 13-14" or so, standard size, no bigger ones. Texas rig roboworms did the trick. Fish at about 25ft-30ft of water from the docks. No hits when fishing from the shore.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-01-24
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished from about 8:30 am to 1 pm. Bad day, strong winds and white caps early when we launched. The further into the north fork, less winds and nearly glass like. Couldn't get fish to take anything. All Jeff and I managed were a 13-14 inch each, 2 fish the whole trip. Saw 3 large spots chasing my bait near the end of the trip, still couldn't get them to hit. Better luck next time.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, I'm available most of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net and lets catch some spots.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-01-16
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished today at Lime Saddle. The reason the ramp is shut down is that the cement ran out on the ramp, dirt at about 6 feet out in the water. First cast a nice 14 1/2 small mouth, super nice golden brown color, best color small mouth I have caught. Managed 3 more spots, all typical 13-14 inch size. Caught all on roboworms on a texas rig. Let at 8:45, it was getting hot!!
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets catch some bass. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net I'm available most of the time.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-12-29
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished Sunday with Leo,ABA tournament. Launched about 7:15 am, cold and water down 192 feet!! Bite was fair, we managed 5 fish for the tournament, but actually got somewhere between 12-15 fish, culled all the smaller ones. We ended up with 5 fish just under 7 pounds, one nice 2 1/2 pound, another 2 pounds, another a fraction under 2 pounds with the others right in the 1 to 1 1/2 pounds. We finished mid pack, with the large fish of the day 4.10 pounds. Best spot I have ever seen before. Winner of the event was 10.5 pounds or so, can't remember exact weight. Fish are deep, 30ft to 60ft where we got most fish, with our last fish the big one in 25ft of water near the docks while waiting to come in to weigh fish. Great trip Leo, thanks.
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-12-30
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 48
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-12-17
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Jeff and I launched at the spillway about 8am. Ramp is down to one lane now due to low water levels. We owned the lake, only one other boat launched and only saw 2 boats while fishing. We managed 6-7 spots, they seem to be getting bigger. one nice fat 16 1/2" a couple 15 to 15 1/2" a couple 14 1/2" and a little 13" dink. We fished 35 to 50ft, with most coming from about 40ft or so. Drop shot roboworms and work them slow as can be. Jeff lost one huge hog right at the boat, had to be over 3 pounds, maybe even 3.5 pounds. Me I lost a nice one half way up that felt like it had a lot of weight to it, just never saw it.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Lets go get a good bag of fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-12-14
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: No fishing lately, everyone thinks it's too cold to be on the lake!!!! Not really, just cool and after a couple hours and it's fine. WATER LEVEL is slowing the drop a bit. The lake is down to 187 feet below full pool. The drop seems to be slowing way down now that they slowed water release a tad. Should improve the bite some, but have not tested it out for a while.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net I'm available most of the time. Lets catch some big spots.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-11-28
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished at Lime Saddle from about 7am to 9am. Super windy morning, still managed to catch 4 spots. No large fish, all 13-13". Found 2 dead salmon on the backs that must have been 6-8 pounds, big dudes. Lake still coming down, must be over 180 feet down now, or close to 190 feet down. Caught all spots on Texas rigs with brown roboworms.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner?, let me know. I'm available to fish most any time. Lets catch us some spotted bass. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-11-17
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Ronnie and I fished today, about 1/2 trip main lake, other half beginning of the north fork area. Kind of slow bite today, old age memory, but not sure exactly, 7-8 fish for the day. First fish nice fat 16" on a point, about 30ft water, second fish nearly a clone, same point, just shy of 15", fat and looking good, all other fish 13-14" for the day. The rest of the morning slow, fish here and there, nothing to get excited about. Perfect weather for fishing. Most fish caught on drop shot rigs, and roboworms. Thanks for the great trip Ronnie. Oh, almost forgot, Ronnie got hung up in the rocks, moved to get it clear, got it cleared and with line still in hand got a bite and landed a small, small mouth all by hand, just like the very early days of fishing with hand lines.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets catch fish. Email me at jewelweaver@earthlink.net and go catch fish and have a blast. I'm available most of the time.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-11-15
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Jeff and I launched at the spillway about 7:15am, fished till about noon. We managed 8-9 spotted bass with one location giving us 5 fish, with 2 right at 15". Dead calm early, then WIND the rest of the morning. Caught most fish drop shoting or with stand up shaky heads rigged with roboworms. Most fish 30-40ft of water. Not a great bit, but we managed a few fish. Looks like the lake went down another 10ft, just a single launch lane now at the spillway. Has to be close to 180ft down.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, lets go catch some spotted bass. I'm available 95% of the time. Email me at jewelweaver@earthlink.net Let go fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-11-08
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Been a while since I could talk anyone into fishing. Went out today with Dana. Nice day, windy early, but not too bad. Picked up spots on points, 25-40ft of water on drop shot roboworms. Largest a 15" smallie, all others 13-14" as a guess. We ended up with 13 spots total for the half day of fishing. Water still dropping, has to be close to 170ft down.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know. I'm available 90% of the time. Email me at jewelweaver@earthlink.net Lets catch a few.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-10-24
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Jeff and I fished the main portion of the lake today, worked our way to north fork. Fist fish a nice 16 1/2" or about 2 1/2 pound spot. Not our best day on the lake, ended up with 7 spots, most 13-14" Tried assorted baits, could not get it to pick up any. Fish tend to be getting fatter now days. Still nice fish trip, thanks Jeff. We fished mostly roboworms in tan to brown shades.
Tips: Anyone with a boat needing a fish partner, let me know and lets catch a few spots. I'm available most of the time. Email me at jewelweaver@earthlink.net. Lets catch a few.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-10-20
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Had to get the fish bug out of my system for a couple days, so shore fished Lime Saddle from 7am to 8:15am. First cast a 15" spot. Ended up with a total of 8 spots, all other fish a nice solid 13 1/2" to 14". Bite was super soft today, but plenty of fish to be caught. All caught on roboworms in brown shades.
Tips: Anyone with a boat that needs a fish partner, let me know and lets catch a few. I'm available most of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Let pierce a few lips.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-10-11
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Shorty fish trip today. Launched about 7am, off the water at noon. Jeff and I got 9 spots, one was a small mouth. A couple were decent size, around 15" or so. The rest 13-14", maybe one smaller at under 13". Fished Texas rig roboworms and drop shot, a couple fish caught at 50ft, the rest 25-40ft. Tons of boats on the water with them all doing a pre-fish for the tournament tomorrow. Great trip, thanks Jeff.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, I'm available most of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Let catch a few together.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-10-07
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished from Lime Saddle from 7am to 11:30am, worked our way to north fork. Got 6 spots, drop shot roboworms in 25 to 35 feet, could not find fish more shallow. Lost 3 to bad hook sets, missed 3, too anxious setting the hook. Super windy first 2 hours.
Tips: Anyone looking for a fish partner, let me know, I'm available most times. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net ,lets catch a few.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-10-01
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished at Lime Saddle from 6:30am to 8 am. Texas rigged roboworms got me 5 spots, no large ones, all about 13" or so. Still a nice short trip.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know. I'm available most of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net and lets catch a few spots.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-09-27
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Jess and I fished the main lake from about 7am to noon. We ended up with 8-9 spots, largest right at 16", (nice fat one.) Large fish was about 30-35ft down. Seems better sized fish tend to be deeper right now. Windy, windy day on the lake. We fished Texas, drop shot, both got fish. Both us us used roboworms.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, I'm available most of the time. Lets catch a few. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-09-17
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at Lime Saddle, fished a half day, off the lake at noon. We ended up with 10-11 spots, no large fish, all about 13-14" or so. ! was top water, several roboworms, a few tube baits, a couple crank baits. Seemed most baits worked. Water is down over 150ft. Hard to figure out where to fish with it changing so much each week.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know. I'm available most time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Let catch a few.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-09-13
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished today at Lime Saddle from 6:30am to 7:45am. Ended up with 5 spots, all right at 14-14 1/2", no large fish this trip. All on Texas rig roboworms. Seems like the fish are putting on weight and looking a bit fatter and solid these days.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know. I'm available most of the time, if not already fishing. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Lets catch some fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-09-11
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished today with Joe. Launched at the spill way about 6:30am, off the lake at 10:30am. We ended up with 6 spots, the last location produced 3 in the 15-16" range, the others were typical 13-14" fish. Most fish on roboworms, bigger fish deep, about 30-35ft or so. One was a large mouth. Fished the main lake points and coves. Thanks Joe, great trip.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, lets go fishing. I'm available 90% of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Lets catch some fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-09-05
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Went fishing today, launched at Lime Saddle about 6:30am. We ended up with 10 fish, no large ones, all 12-14" with one being a small mouth. Fished till the WIND BLEW, hard this time, no fish after 10:30 am. Most fish in the 20-30ft range. Lake is down 137 feet. Launch ramp is a killer, looks to be 600-800 feet long. Fished mostly roboworms, Texas style, shaky head and some drop shot.All caught fish.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, I'm available 90% of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Lets go fishing.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-09-04
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at the spill way today about 6:30 am or so. Fished the main lake mostly, got 12-15 fish (lost count) Jeff got a 2 1/2 pound large mouth as the largest. A couple were small mouth and also got one small cat fish on a roboworm. Jeff got a couple small ones on top water, me a couple small ones on a swim bait. Not a bad trip, lost 3-4 fish. Boy, the water is sure getting low!!Great trip, thanks Jeff.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know. I'm available most of the time if not fishing. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-08-29
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished Lime Saddle this am, from 6am to 7:45am. First hour tossed swim baits, just 2 short hits, felt like dinks. Switched to Texas rig roboworms, got 2 spots, one 17 1/4" and one 16". Wish I could have stayed longer.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know. I'm generally available to fish most days. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net and lets catch a few.

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Name: xrislock
Date: 2013-08-28
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 75-78
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Just spent the entire week houseboating and fishing on oroville. We fished about 6 hours each day, 6am-9am and 4pm-sundown. While it did die off on saturday and sunday, the bite was pretty consistent. We caught about 1 fish per hour on spinners, topwater, and worms. Over half of the fish were taken with a shaky head or wacky dropshot worm. It's a very subtle pressure bite, so pay attention and set if the line feels heavy. Last year during this trip the fish were small, but this year, over 70% of the fish we caught were slot fish, and all the fish on the worms were slot. Biggest fish were a 17" spot on a worm, a 15" largemouth on a worm, and 15" spot on slow rolled spinner. The fish are full of little white minnows. Half the fish we caught were vomiting them up at the boat. We found action all over the lake, South middle and north forks all produced. Just concentrate on points. Ignore the tress, unless they are on a point.
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-08-27
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Jeff and I fished today mostly main lake from about 6:30am to 11am. Started out a tad windy, as time went on wind died off. We ended up with 4-5 fish (can't remember for sure) with Jeff getting the largest, a nice fat 15" spot. Jeff did a bit of top water, missed one, no other takers. Fished mostly roboworms from shore to down about 25-30ft. Kind of a slow bite, but great fishing partner, good times. Thanks Jeff.
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-08-24
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished Lime Saddle from about 6am to 8am. Slow bite, got 3 spots, lost on as it tangled into a cable, just couldn't get it free, eventually the line broke. Fished Texas style, light 1/16oz, with curly tail roboworms, bold blue gill. Light weight lets you get past the rock working the bait back to shore. All fish were 13-14" as a guess, didn't measure any this trip.
Tips: As always, anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know. I'm available most of the time, say about 90% or so. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-08-20
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished at Lime Saddle this am from 6:30am to 8am. Ended up with 4 spots, no large ones. All Texas rigged with curly tail roboworms in bold bluegill. Slow bit, but not bad for shore fishing and stuck to a small section of bank.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know. I'm available 95% of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-08-18
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished from Lime Saddle from 6:30am to 8am, ended up with 5 spots, all 13-14". Fished Texas style, 1/16oz roboworms. Light weights let you get over the rocks when working the worm back to shore. Slow to sink but it works.
Tips: Anyone with a boat that is looking for a fishing partner, let me know. I'm available 95% of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-08-15
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:30am, fished till 11am, too hot!! today. Dana and I got 9 spots, no large ones, all 13-14", lost 3-4 to bad hook sets. Fished main points, rock piles, etc. Fish from shore down to 25ft. Tried many color, different baits, fished shaky heads, Texas rigs, jigs. Bite was good in the beginning, but not a single fish after 9:30am. Better days ahead:>) at least hope so.
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-08-07
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at the spill way today, fishing with Joe. Fairly cool morning with heavy breeze right at the beginning of our fishing trip. Hard to hold the boat in position with this much wind. We fished the basic main lake body, points, and or any rocks we could find. I might have lost count, but together, we got about 8 spots, 3-4 over the 15" and one very close to 17", the rest the basic 12-14" size. Fished shaky heads, and spot removers, in 10-30ft of water, various worms and or grubs. Gave up fishing about 10:30am, just too windy. Thanks Joe, great trip.
Tips: Anyone looking for a fishing partner? let me know, I'm available 90% of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-08-06
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:30 or so, began fishing around 7am, fishing points on the way to north fork. Got 2-3 spots second point, another 3 third point. Fished mostly the north fork, I ended up with 14 spots, one was a 14 1/2" small mouth. Also one 16" coho salmon, hooked right at 40ft on a robomorm!! go figure. I Fished with spot removers rigged with roboworms, Dana texas style, he got 5 spots. All typical size, no luck this trip with larger fish.
Tips: Anyone looking for a fish partner, let me know. I'm available 90% of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net I do love to fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-07-31
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: ?
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at Lime Saddle today at 6:30 or so. Fishing about 7am to 11am. Fished on the way to North fork and North fork. I ended up with 11 spots, most 13-14 3/4 inch, just one nice one at 17", not as fat as the one I got last week. Guessing 2 3/4 pounds, because it was thinner then many this size. Got most of my fish on a stand up flat bottom shaky head, forgot the brand name. Fished in 25ft or deeper water. Think just a couple fish Texas rigged. Roboworms in the brown and tans colors worked for us. Dane got 4 fish, largest about 14 1/2", just shy of the old keeper rule, almost a winner. Clean looking water held fish, dirty water didn't.
Tips: I love to fish, so anyone wanting a fish partner, let me know. I'm available 90% of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-07-26
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 80-81
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: The lake sure has warmed up these days. West fork looks like a sick green pond when driving by on the way to Lime Saddle. Fished the North fork from about 6:45 to 11am. Hard to find fish, they must be very deep or suspended due to the hot water. Dana and I managed only 7 spots, but I managed one super nice 17" fish in about 30ft of water. Got her on a shaky head with roboworm. Guessing the fish was about 3 pounds or so. All other fish typical 13-14", one of them was a runt.10-12".
Tips: Anyone looking for a fish partner?? let me know, I'm available most of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-06-27
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at lime saddle about 6:15am, headed to the middle fork, but got low on gas and decided to come back to the north fork. Long ways to west fork from lime saddle in a small boat. Ended up fishing north fork and way back to Lime Saddle, I ended up with 13 spots, with one nice 16 1/2". also got a 14 3/4" and 2 14 1/2" " with the rest 13-14" Seems fish were mostly 20-38 feet deep, larger ones deeper. Dana had his best trip ever with 1 spot!!!!
Tips: Fish deep and get fish even in bright light. Texas rigs, drop shots, both working well. We used earth tones in browns. (Roboworms) Anyone looking for a fish partner, let me know, I'm available 90% of the time. Email me at jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-06-13
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Went out with Dana today and fished the west fork from 6:30am to 11am. Fish were deep, or maybe might say normal this time of year. Most fish caught 25-35 feet deep, fished roboworms, earthtones. Dana got 7 spots, me 8 spots. Most 13-14" or so, largest 14" Giving up on the west fork, bite was slow and hard to locate fish!! Next trip to north fork, has to be better then the west fork.
Tips: Anyone with a boat that would like a fish partner, let me know. I'm available 90% of the time. Email me at jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-06-11
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Went shore fishing at Lake Oroville yesterday at Lime Saddle. Thought I'd fish late from 5:30pm till dusk, about 8:30pm. Thought I could get away with fishing the docks since no one was around to kick me off, wrong!! About 7:45 the owner showed up, kicking me off, he had a cop wanna be attitude! Anyway, got 7 spotted bass, most 13-14" or so, forgot my ruler this trip. Calm water, but sun glare was a killer. Better fishing in the early mornings. Seems as if dock fishing is going to be hard not to get kicked off!!!
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know. I'm available 90% of the time. Email me at jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2013-06-05
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished at Lime Saddle from 6am to 8:30am. Fair bite this am. Got 13 spots, one was a Jumbo toad, at least to me, right at 17" Also got a small large mouth at 14 1/2". Lots of fish in the water, most not in the mood to bite!! Caught all on Roboworms, Texas style.
Tips: Anyone looking for a fish partner, let me know. I'm available 90% of the time. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net.

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Name: BobF
Date: 2013-06-01
Location: Foresthill
Water Temp: 71
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Had a great time Saturday fishing from 6am to 3pm with a friend. Tried main body, middle fork and south fork. Action was by far the best in the middle. Between the two of us we boated nearly 60; nothing big, biggest was a 2-1 largemouth. I'm sure we would have caught more if we'd stayed in the middle fork. Most of mine came on jigs and dart heads in brown colors (red flake seemed to help), and my friend got a bunch on a dart headed white grub.
Tips: Presentation was fairly slow, but the fish were aggressive and there were a lot of bites (and bitten-off worms). Have fun out there!

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