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Oroville Lake Reports

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-11-11
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Did a little fishing today at Lake Oroville from 8am to 11:15 am. Not a great bite today. Managed to catch just 9 spotted bass with the largest right at 15", all others the basic 13-14 inch range. Fish were caught mostly about 30 foot or so, Other fisherman said slow for them too.!! Storm coming in with rain tomorrow, so the changing low pressure probably messed the bite up.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fishing partner, then let me know and lets go fishing. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net No boat, then lets take my small 14 ft Klamath, small, no room, rough ride and slow, but it catches fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-11-06
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 62
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Tossed worms today with Jeff, weird start. Going to meet at Bidwell, to our surprise, ramp was closed, so went to the spillway to launch. Finally got on the water a tad past 8am, hit a point fairly close to the launch ramp and got a few spots, 30 foot or so down. Wind blowing pretty good, so left to fish a spot without the blow. Fished a steep bank and got 6-8 fish, maybe more, again most fish around the 30 foot mark. Left to another point and got more fish, same, about 30-35 foot mark. Left to fish our first point going in and got a few more. No big fish, top mark about 14 1/2", most looking fat. We ended up with 21 fish for our half day trip. They were trying to fix the ramp up when we got back, laying gravel, getting the mud gone. Should last a few days!!
Tips: When you find fish, stay on that location and give it a chance for more fish. Fish deeper and slower this time of year. We have not fished less then 25 feet down these days. Today we used Carolina rigs with no noise maker, just weight and bobber stoppers. Me, I like to fish straight down, less hang ups.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-10-29
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Tossed worms today on my weekly fishing trip today. Slow bite again, only 11 fish for my half day trip and nothing over 14 1/2". Fish were a tad deeper today, all fish from 30 feet to 40 feet, most about 35 feet. Lake is 237 feet down from full pool.
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-10-22
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 67
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Tossed worms from 7am to 11 am today, didn't do so good this trip. Just couldn't find the fish, other then the basic one here and there fishing. Only got 11 spots today, all the basic 13-14". Wondering where are the fish today. All fish taken off points in about 30 ft of water. No cove fish,or boulder fish. Better days next week.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fishing partner?? let me know and lets go fishing. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net No boat, then lets take my little 14ft klamath, no room, slow, rough, but it catches fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-10-17
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Tossed worms from 7am to about 11am, a little slower bite today, with 22 spots. Only one larger one right at 15 1/2", good part, 3/4 of the fish were 14-14 1/2" size, very few smaller ones. Fish were on the move, some old honey holes, no fish!! Fish were in the 25 foot to 35 foot range, seemed most right at 30 foot. Fish slow, slow and in the range above and you will catch fish.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, lets go catch fish. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net No boat, then lets take my 14ft Klamath, slow, no room, rough ride, but it catches fish as good as the big rigs, just takes longer to go after the fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-10-09
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Tossed worms today from about 6:30 am to 11 am. I managed 19 fish today, with the largest spots going 17 1/2", 16", 15 1/2" and 15", all the rest the basic 12-14 inch size. All fish came from 25-35 feet of water, with the larger fish on the deeper side. Fish were not in the mood to bite well today, big old moon all night.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets hook up and catch some fish. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net No boat, then lets take my little 14ft Klamath, rough ride, slow, no room, but it catches fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-10-02
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 70
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: launched about 6:15 am and off in the dark lake, with my running lights. Tossed worms as always, 20-35 foot down. Slower day today for some reason. Total fish just 24 today. One nice 18" spotted bass, one 15 1/2", one 15", two 14", way off from my past trips. No idea why the bite was slower, better fish days ahead.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets catch some fish. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net No boat, then lets take my small 14 ft Klamath. No room, slower, rough ride, but it catches fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-09-28
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished today from 6:30 am to 11 am. Cloudy with sprinkles of rain off and on, nothing serious. Managed to land 27 fish this trip, from fishing two locations. Spotted bass for three 17 inch, one 15 1/2 inch, one 15 inch, three 14 inch, with the rest of the bass at 10-13 inch.Great fishing with nearly every cast a bite. Lost a couple fish that had the BIG feel, but never saw them. Got all fish tossing worms in 20 to 35 feet. Most fish 25-30 foot deep. Fish slow as if you know herds of fish are below below you. Just about all my fishing was on a 1/8 oz. Carolina rig, drop shot style, with the YoYo action. Let it sit, pull up, let down, hit bottom, crank it up a tad to avoid hang up, sit, etch, like a yoyo. Works!!!
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch fish. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net No boat, then we can take my small 14ft Klamath, rough ride, no room, slow, but it catches fish, sometimes better then the big rigs.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-09-22
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished today at Lake Oroville from 6:30 am to 11 am, fair day for a change. Managed to catch 36 fish today. Spotted bass measured as One 18 inch, one 17 inch, three 16", four 14 inch, with the rest 10-13 inch. Fished at 20 to 40 foot down to catch them. Also got one 6 pound catfish, two 4 pound catfish, two 2 pond catfish. Released all to catch another day. So smoky from the fires that it looked like fog for a while.
Tips: If you find fish, stick in that location for a while, you'll catch more fish. 3/4 of my fish came from one location!! fished one location for 3 hours in a 40 foot section of shore. All fish today from 20 foot to 40 foot, most 25 to 30 foot.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-09-16
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: forgot to look
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished at Lake Oroville today, on the water at 6:15 am, off the water a little later then normal, about 11 am. I managed to catch 26 fish, 25 were spotted bass, one 17 1/2", two 16", two 15", 4-5 14 1/2" with the rest 8-13". About 6-8 were dinks, under 10". Fished slow and deeper, all fish caught 20-35 feet, most 25-30 feet. Find steep points, rocks, any good structure holds fish.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net No boat, then lets take my 14 ft Klamath, small, no room, but it catches fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-09-10
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: Forgot to look!
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Had my best ever fishing day today, not quantity, but for size and total weight. I got 17 spotted bass along with 4 cat fish. 2 spotted bass at 18", one 17", one 16", one 15", with all others 13 to 14 1/2". Enough weight to win most fishing tournaments on this lake. Best part, I only fished till 10 am. Lost a couple that felt big, but never saw them to know for sure how big. Cats were 6 pounds, 4 pounds, 2 at 2 pounds. Fished only one 40 foot section of the lake till 10 am and then called it a day. All fish 20 to 30 feet down.
Tips: If you find fish, stick in the spot and give it a good work over. Generally, one fish has buddies waiting to be caught. Slow down and give a location a chance to produce fish. I see so many working a bank like it's on fire, SLOW it down, you'll catch more.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-09-03
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched about 6 am and off the water at 11 am. Much better day today then last trip. 19 fish total,1 16", 1 15", most of the rest 12-14 ", with a few dinks under 10". Also got 2 catfish, 1 at 5 pounds, 1 at 4 pounds. Looked like total of 6 boats on the water. I caught a spotted bass for the second time today. Nice fish, but noticed a second line coming out of his mouth, got my hook out and then the second one and saw it was a rig I use, not many other do, so retried the hook and bobber stopper for my Carolina rig to use again. So yes, they are caught more then once by the same fisherman.!!!
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some fish. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net No boat, then lets take my small 14ft Klamath and catch fish. Small, no room, but it catches fish!!!

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-08-28
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 77
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished 4 hours today, just did ok. Tried all new areas fishing for a change. Ended up with only 8 fish total. 2 fish from one location, 6 fish from the other location. Biggest a 15" spot, all other spots right at 14", lost the big one at the boat just before I could net it. Looked to be about a 16" or so. Also got one 13" large mouth. All fish I got were deeper, 25-30 foot range. No bites at all after 10:30 am, so gave it up and called it a day.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, lets go catch fish. No boat, then we can take my small 14ft Klamath, rough ride, no room, but it catches fish. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-08-23
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 78
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: I fished a half day today at Lake oroville. Not a great day, but I did manage to catch 14 fish. One nice 16" spotted bass, one 15" large mouth bass, one 14" small mouth, 9 basic 13-14" spots, 3 catfish, small ones at a couple pounds each. Super windy made fishing tough, especially the ride back to the launch in choppy waters, bounce ya to death in my little boat. Got most of the spots from one location, great honey hole. Bigger fish tended to be deeper.
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-08-07
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished today from 6 am to 10 am. Slow bite, went all over the darn lake and ended up with 17 fish total. 1 15" spot, 1 15" LM, 1 14" small mouth with super bronze golden color, 3 catfish 2-3 pounds each, 3 sun fish about 1/2 pound each, big old dudes, all the rest of the spots were right at 13". Lake looks terrible, with water so low. Bidwell ramp will close on 8/20/14, so better get your fishing done soon. Word is they will get a one lane gravel ramp at the damn?? might need 4wd to use it.
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-08-03
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Shore fished at Lime Saddle today from 6am to 7:30 am. Did ok, got 13 fish. Largest a nice 5 pound cat fish, one nice 15" large mouth (surprise) a huge sunfish, had to be 3/4 pound or better. The rest spotted bass ranging from 10" to 14 1/2" Hope to take the boat out this coming week.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner? let me know and lets go catch some fish. No boat, then we can take my small 14 foot Klamath. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-07-29
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched today at Bidwell marina 6am, fished till 10:30 am, in an attempt to learn the main lake and middle fork for a few hours. First time fishing this section of lake. Did ok, got 10 spots, all at 13-14" and really fat ones, felt big, but not. Also a nice 7.5 pound catfish on 6 pound line. Nice fish. Released all fish to catch again one day. Main lake seems so barren, even middle fork seems that way too to me.
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-07-22
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Worst day ever fishing today. Think it was the weather, thunder storms on the area, tried to rain, high and lows pressure from the weather. I only managed 11 fish today. 3 catfish at about 2 pounds each, one tiny 11" small mouth, 7 spotted bass, 2 at 14", the rest 10-13" Where did the fish go today, beats me!! Lime saddle launch ramp will shut down in a day or two. BUMMER for me. Looks like Bidwell is it till the lake comes up again. Looks like I'll be learning the main lake and middle and south forks now.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some fish. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: DonnieP
Date: 2014-07-22
Location: Roseville
Water Temp: 79-81
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Been away for a long time and thought I would take a moment to give a report. I have never been much of a summer time, deep, clear water lake guy, sticking to Clear lake and Delta. However, that will change. Oroville threw a nice surprise at me on Sat. fished from 7-3PM and had to have boated at least 60 fish. * were over the slot, but the majority were in the 12-14 inch range. Great top water in the AM and plastics in the afternoon. The bite was not too deep. 5-25 feet. They ate everything. Pulled well on 4 and 6 pound test.
Tips: Don't get to creative. Toss your favorite rig. They were spitting up sculpins and smelt so browns and shad patterns worked well. The whole lake was holding fish, but some points and walls were loaded where others would just kick out a fish or two.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-07-17
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Went fishing today with Jeff, launched at Bidwell about 6 am. Funny, Tuesday it was so hot it nearly made me stop fishing for the summer, today it actually got cold when running the boat!! Today, Jeff got the biggest spotted bass, a nice FAT 16" fish. We got a couple other nice ones, had to be close to 15" mark. Most fish were 12-14", with a few 8-11 inches. I Got a nice catfish about 4 pounds. Overall we did good, got somewhere between 30-40 fish as a guess. Lost count and can only guess now, forgot my score card and pen!! Stopped fish a tad past 10 am. Thanks Jeff, nice trip.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some fish. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net No boat, then lets take my small 14 ft Klamath, it catches fish too.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-07-15
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 80
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Damn is it ever hot these days. Fished today with Jeff, launched at Lime saddle and fished the North Fork area. We managed 45 fish total, with only one spot at 15" and a couple at 14". the rest of the fish about 8-13". We also got a few catfish, 3 in the 1-2 pound range, hooked and to the boat 2 in the 5 pound range, never got them on the boat. Guess I'd better get a landing net!!! Looks like the ramps at Lime saddle and the damn will only be in operation about another week or so. Water coming down 1 foot a day or so. Thanks for fishing with me Bill.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch fish. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net No boat, then lets take my small 14 foot Klamath and get some fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-07-10
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 79
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Went out with Jeff and his grandsons? 10-12yrs old? forgot :>) and had a blast, total count on fish 54 and only 3-4 were caught after 10:30 am. Soon as the sun began to get towards late morning the bite was gone. Of the 54 fish, one was a 17" small mouth, one 17 1/2" spotted bass, 2-3 16" spots and 2-3 15" spots, maybe 4!! hard to remember exact. Also got 3-4 cat fish, largest about 4 pounds. While going to get the trailer, one of the boys got a nice silver salmon (coho), didn't measure it, but looked to be 20" to 24" fish, a real nice fat one. Of all the fish, the salmon was the only one to go home, all others released to catch another day. The boys want to fish next year when they visit, me too. Thanks Jeff, great fishing trip. FISH ON, me I call them all TUNA
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 go catch fish. No boat, then we can take my small 14 foot Klamath, small but it catches fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-07-08
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 79-80
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: I went fishing at Lake Oroville today and did pretty good for a short trip, off the water at 10:30 am. Managed 27 fish, One nice 18" spotted bass, about 3 1/2 pounds. One 16" and one 15" with all others 8-14", average about 13". 2 were large mouth, about 13", and 2 small mouth about 13". Also got two nice catfish, one at 6 pounds, the other at 5 pounds. First fish was a nice 3/4 pound sunfish, big for sunfish. Fish were deeper today, 20-25 feet down, think it's because the water is 79-80 degrees at the surface. They go deep to find water that feels better to them. Next trip Thursday with Jeff, taking his grand kids out and teach them to fish.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some fish. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net No boat, then lets take my small 14 foot klamath and get some spots.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-07-01
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 78
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Damn, the water looked like crap today. Guess all the pre-holiday wake board boaters had fun, the water looks ugly. Bad day fishing for me. Got 19 fish total. 10 spots, largest 14", 3 largemouth, largest 13", 3 small mouth, largest 12", 2 catfish, both about 1 1/2 pounds. Super slow bite, tried shallow, tried deep, nothing seemed to make a difference. All old honey holes gave up very few fish. Darn hot, hard to fish past 10 am and then the heat begins when you take the boat off the lake!!!! Hope it cools one of these days.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets go catch some fish. No boat, then lets take my 14 foot Klamath. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Small but it works.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-06-26
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 76
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Today was windy day, blew a good one and really never let up. Fished with nightcrawlers again and ended up with 35 fish, last fish at the dock. Fish were harder to get today in the wind, bite off, or maybe me?? Two fish just a fraction short of 15", 2 14 1/2" with the rest 10-14". I did get another catfish, smaller, about 2-3 pounds. These cats hit hard when they decide to eat.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, lets go get some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Then again, no boat, lets take my small boat out.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-06-23
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Did a live bait trip today, launched at lime Saddle and fished till 10 am in the north fork. Amazing what a small nightcrawler can do. Every single cast had a hit with most a hook up. Guys, there are so many fish around it's crazy. Landed over 50 fish, with 2 15" spots, 2 14" spots, the rest 14" to 8", average about 13" Also got 2 5 pound catfish. Toss a few light carolina rigs with live baits and you'll be amazed at how many fish are in the water.
Tips: Live bait catches 10 times as many fish. Try it once and be amazed.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-06-19
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: ??
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished the north fork this morning, tossing worms. Lost count of fish at 27, yet fished another 2 hours. Guessing 35-40 fish total. I'll count better next trip. Managed a couple nice ones, one 15" and 3 14 1/2" with the rest ranging from 10-14", most about 13". Most fish in 15-25 feet of water, didn't try fishing deeper. Bite darn near died after 10:30 am, so do your fishing early. My best guess, Lime Saddle will close in about 30 days due to dropping water. It's down to where it begins the turn so another 20 feet or so and it's out of concrete ramp.
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-06-12
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Went out today with James and had a blast catching spots. Lost count, best guess 35-45 fish for us, stopped fishing at 11 am. Most small, with a couple in the 14 1/2" and one right about 15" range on a green 3" wacky senko. Most fish 10-14" or so, didn't actually measure them today, no ruler. Lots of fish less then 10", those tiny dinks that mess with you during the summer. Hooked a small fish, about 8" and on the way up a Big spot (3LB?)was chasing it, turned away when it saw the boat. Great day James, thanks.
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Name: Bobby Burgess
Date: 2014-06-07
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 75-76.2
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Went out today in what was going to be record heat for this time of the year with the mercury hitting triple digits. Fished the Middle arm from 6am to 12:30pm with a lot of bites. Caught over 50 fish but all fish small. Largest fish for me today was 1.7lbs. All fish caught on plastic worms in about 10 feet. Nothing came deep for me today.
Tips: Nothing big but it was a blast fishing. Now is a great time to take a kid fishing and get them hooked on fishing. Good Luck. All bites came on brown worms.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-06-05
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished today in the north fork till about 10:30 am, stopped due to heat!! Smaller fish today for some reason, managed 38 fish, with one 16" on a senko last thing, 1 15" and 2 other 14 1/2", one 14" smallie, with the rest 10-14". Darn near all banks still holding fish, with points and coves holding many fish. Found one area with extra clear water and full of spawning beds, and fish on the beds, guessing 6-8 beds in 6-8 foot of water. Cool seeing all those moon like craters with fish in the middle. Left those fish alone. Small 3" green senkos the best bait today.
Tips: Find bait, or suspended fish and you will catch fish. Small baits best right now, me, no larger the 4.5" or smaller is the trick right now. Fish in 5 feet to 30 feet right now, most in 10-20 feet.

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Name: Leo
Date: 2014-06-03
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 72-76
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Caught fish cranking medium deep runners late in the day or early in the morning. Switched over to drop shottin robo worms when sun coming up. Wife and I caught mostly 8"-13" with a few going 14"-15". Could not get the 6" worms to work. It was all 4".
Tips: Find the bait, find the fish. Coves/Points where we found a ton of bait was best for us.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-06-03
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: Didn't look
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Great trip today for Dana and I. We fished the north fork, stopped fishing at 10:30 am, getting hot. We managed a total of 58 fish, mixed bag of spots, catfish, blue gill, small mouth. Largest spot at 16 1/2", a couple at 15" with the rest of the spots 10-14 1/2". One catfish at a couple pounds, a couple 3/4 pound sun fish (blue gill) nice big fat size, like a plate. Guessing 12 plus small mouth, from 6" to the largest at 13" Tossed worms, just a couple wacky Senko 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 and lets do some fishing. No boat, then lets take my little 14 ft Klamath out and get some fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-05-30
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished for a few hours in the north fork today, left for the docks about 10:30 am. Nice calm day, so when the wind calmed down, tossed senkos and put my Texas rig away. I'm guessing half my fish were on senkos. Managed 21 fish with only 2 at 15", the rest 14 1/2 down to 10". Many more small fish today for some reason. I have been seeing lots of fish fry nearly every place I go.
Tips: If you find fish, then work that area for a while before moving on. Sometimes 3-5 fish can be taken before they really get spooked.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-05-27
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: I did a short trip today, off the water at 10:30 am. First I was amazed at how stained the water was from the holiday boat traffic, dirty like it had rained a good one. Tossed roboworms and got 23 fish total. Another catfish at 6 pounds. I'm guessing they must be in spawn or something, the last 3 trips got a catfish. 1 16" spot, 1 15" spot, one 14 1/2" small mouth with nice bronze like color. Smallest fish a 6" small mouth who thought he was 16". Most fish in 10-25 feet of water, with a couple down at 30 feet.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know and lets gets some spotted bass. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net and lets catch fish. No boat, then lets take my 14 foot Klamath.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-05-22
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: forgot to look
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at Lime saddle and went strait to north fork to fish. Slower day, ended up with 18 spots, 2 16", 2 15", 1 14 1/2" with the rest 10-14". Fish not where they used to be, so moved on to other locations. Fish are a tad deeper, 15-25 feet for most. Roboworms in dark colors worked well today, brown shades my favorite. Not a single bite after 10am, fished till 10:30 and then gave up and called it a day. Besides it was getting HOT on the water.
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-05-20
Location: Magalia
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished a half day today, launched at Lime saddle, off the lake about noon. Bite has slowed down a tad, all fish caught today have spawned and are thin now, no fat bellies. the males all have tails frayed a tad and side of face scrapped from bed making. Managed 26 fish today, 3 right at 15" all the rest 14 1/2 to 12". More smaller fish caught today then last trip. Also got a 9 pound catfish, that had me thinking I had a giant spot hog, only to be a catfish. Darn thing took about 15 minutes to land. Most colors worked today, I still like the brown shades, anything with brown works for me. Morning dawn worked well after 10 am.
Tips: Got me a little 14 ft Klamath, will be going out more from now on. Still, anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, lets go catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Guess, if you want to fish with me, let me know, got a spare seat for you.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-05-16
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: Didn't look!!
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at Lime Saddle at 6 am, fished till 10:30 am. Went to north fork and managed just 29 fish, 3 right at 15", the rest ranging from 14 1/2" to 4", yep, got me a 4" small mouth that thought he was a 20" fish. The bait was bigger then the fish!! Water dropping now, down about 5 feet from our high a few weeks ago. Get ready, water will be a record low this year. I found an area full of small small mouth, most 10-13", ended up catch 6 or so in one location. They all thought they were big :>) Most fish from 5 to 30 feet deep.
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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-05-13
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 64
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished a half day today by my self, off the lake at noon. Launched at lime Saddle and boy was it windy the first couple hours. Fished points on the way to the North fork, picking up 6-7 fish, no large one. Fished the east side of north fork trying to get a buffer from the wind. Not as many suspended fish today for some reason, and fish tended to be smaller, not sure why. Managed a total of 37 spots on robo worms, fished in 5 to 30 feet of water. Only 2 15", 3 14 1/2", with the rest 12-14". Curly tail worked great today, think the tail action gets fish attention. Dark colors early, lighter as the sun got higher. Today a mix of Texas rigs and Carolina worked well. Saw a couple deer crossing the west fork, amazing how well they swim.
Tips: Try working the east side of north fork, where the west fork meets, going south towards the damn, lots of fish in that area. Coves and points holding lots of fish. Find unusual structure and you will find fish.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-05-08
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 63
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Dana and I gave it a try today for a half day in the north fork. We managed 55 fish today. A mix of spots, smallie, and one 5-6 pound catfish. We only got a couple keepers, 15" plus fish, with the bulk 13-14 1/2", along with 4-5 fish less then 12". Windy, great for spot fishing. We also picked upa few spots suspended at 10-15 feet in 100 foot of water. Don't overlook the suspended fish, they can be caught. Bite is wide open right now.
Tips: If you find suspended fish along the banks, then fish the bottom in that area, you'll get spots if you do. As always, if you own a boat and want a fish partner, let me know, lets go catch spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-05-05
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 63
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Jeff and I fished for a half day today and slayed the bass. We caught so many that we lost count eventually. For sure we had 40 spots, maybe near 50 range. About 6-7 in the keeper range, over 15" with a couple in the 16" range. Just about any bait and style works right now. If you find suspended fish, then fish the banks and catch spots. Seems colors didn't matter today. Guessing the great bite is full on for the next month or so. This is the time to fish this lake, so get out and catch spots.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner?? let me know and lets catch fish. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net I'm ready to go.

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Name: Tom Gronwall
Date: 2014-04-30
Location: Magalia
Water Temp: 63 to 66 depend
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Amazing fish day for Dana and I. We fished a half day and just killed them, not really, released all as always. We managed 50 spots today with a handful of small mouth. Largest a nice 17 1/2", about 3 1/2 pounds. A couple 16", a couple 15" and many in the 13-14 1/2" range. It was like every cast had a hit, we also missed many fish. We were doing wacky rigs, and targeted all the suspended fish off points early, then worked deeper as the sun got higher. Brown or one might say, natural looking worms were the hot ticket today. Fish from 5 feet to 25 feet, most suspended fish in the 15-20 foot range. Awesome bite in the north fork. We only worked once small section of shoreline today, no running around. Fishing is in full swing right now.
Tips: Anyone with a boat looking for a fish partner, let me know, lets go catch some spots. Email me at Jewelweaver@earthlink.net Fishing is hot right now.

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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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