Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

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Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby WB Staff » Wed May 27, 2020 8:27 am

oroville record trout caught.JPG

After a long battle, Joshua Giordano of Bangor landed a massive rainbow trout in the Thermalito Diversion Pool below Oroville Dam on the Feather River.

The official weight on the certified scale at the Feather River Fish Hatchery was 25.25 pounds for the fish caught on May 22.

“The trout was 35 inches in length by 25 inches in girth, a truly amazing fish,” said Giordano.

Giordano caught the rainbow on a swimbait under a bobber. He was using a 10-foot 6 SST Okuma 10 to 20-pound line rod teamed up with a Helios 3500 series reel. He hooked the fish on 25-pound test Power Pro line, attached to a 15-pound Seagar leader.

Full story at Stockton Record: https://www.recordnet.com/news/20200526 ... oville-dam

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby Lawley » Wed May 27, 2020 8:39 am

Wouldn’t that be a steelhead ?
Who knows on a bass forum.

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby WB Staff » Wed May 27, 2020 10:13 am

@Lawley

WB didn't write it ... just sharing it as interesting info on lake we hear a lot about in this fishing forum

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby Lawley » Wed May 27, 2020 11:04 am

Yeah it’s a great catch. Just wondering how they distinguish between a bow and steelhead
I think if the trout has access to the sea it is considered a steelhead.
What I do know is that steelhead grow giant at sea and return to the river like a salmon

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby Mitch » Wed May 27, 2020 11:25 am

Call it whatever you wish, it's still a great catch !! Good job, Man !!
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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby mark poulson » Wed May 27, 2020 12:32 pm

Congrats on a beautiful fish!
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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby Water_Dog » Wed May 27, 2020 1:11 pm

Steelhead cannot access this area due to the dam at the hatchery. It’s a rainbow.

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby Lawley » Wed May 27, 2020 2:27 pm

Water_Dog wrote:Steelhead cannot access this area due to the dam at the hatchery. It’s a rainbow.



That is one crazy giant rainbow then!!!!
I didn’t think they could grow that big in freshwater. Could it possibly be a brooder from a hatchery?
Look at the tail. It’s edges are perfect unlike a trout from a hatchery.
Interesting catch

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby WRB » Wed May 27, 2020 4:23 pm

Beautiful rainbow, close to the state record wild rainbow trout.
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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby Water_Dog » Wed May 27, 2020 6:35 pm

Lawley wrote:
Water_Dog wrote:Steelhead cannot access this area due to the dam at the hatchery. It’s a rainbow.



That is one crazy giant rainbow then!!!!
I didn’t think they could grow that big in freshwater. Could it possibly be a brooder from a hatchery?
Look at the tail. It’s edges are perfect unlike a trout from a hatchery.
Interesting catch


It’s wild. Easy to get big and fat sitting in slack water eating dead minnows spit out by the turbines.

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby Spanky211 » Wed May 27, 2020 7:27 pm

If it’s the same place I used to fish as a kid, landing anything out of that Zoo is an accomplishment.
Awesome Bow!

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby biteme » Thu May 28, 2020 7:55 am

Nice catch! It's weird but I've been catching a lot of trout on bass gear the last couple years.
I was throwing a 6 in swimbait when a trout ate it. Got it to the boat and it got off but it was a giant.

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby Lawley » Thu May 28, 2020 8:23 am

I don’t know how it got there but I think it’s a steelhead

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby ash » Thu May 28, 2020 8:37 am

A float and fly Swimbait - Damn ive been doing it wrong

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby Jboutfishn » Thu May 28, 2020 11:04 am

Very nice trout. Steelhead do not have a belly like that. As was said, getting fat on the turbine discharge.

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby mudman » Fri May 29, 2020 12:49 pm

A simply great fish. Congrats!

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Re: Massive Trout at Oroville with Swimbait

Postby Bass Lady » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:15 pm

You can tell the difference between a trout and a steelhead by the number of splines/bones in their fins and the spotting pattern.


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