Oroville Lake and Reports

Limit:
Click for Navionics/Google interactive map
Oroville Lake, Elevaton: 758.18 ft. Daily Statistics
Thursday, Aug 16
Storage (ac. ft.) Ouflow (ft.3/sec) Inflow (ft.3/sec) Precip. (in.) Evaporation (ft.3/sec)
1,755,089 8,152 2,947 0.00 100
Friday, Aug 17
Hi: 90 ° F
Lo: 53 ° F
Today
Sunny
Precip: 0%
Tonight
Clear
Precip: 0%

Date Unknown

  • By

    Water Temp: 47

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: ished thursday and riday, ound both days to be tough going. Found some ish on the rip bite by the dam and in cherry or canyon creek what ever it's called area, rest o the ish came in potters on rainbow trout colored worms, couple over the slot total or the 2 days were 17 ish
    City: brownsville

    Tips: check out the new tackle store by the lakeside market its on the way to the bidwell ramp

  • By

    Water Temp: 47

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: ish stacks o drit wood where ever usind 4 inch Senko watermelon/black specks ished wacky in 10/25 eet getting aall large 2/3 lb bass most hens at as hogs appear getting ready to spawn, hey guys slow down in the coves and in the house boat area thanks
    City: chico

  • By

    Water Temp: 49

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: ished the main body riday am/pm lipped a wacky 4* senko in watermelon with black lake no wieght lippied in dri wood in 8 to 20 eet hooked and released several bass over the slot got one ish rom each stay o drit wood also lipped around the state weekend loaters good luck put back what you dont need
    City: Chico

    Tips: used senko watermelon/black lack ished wacky no wieght

  • By

    Water Temp: high 40's

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished GCB tourney on Sat. Started in canyon creek or a change as I had never ished there in competition. My partner Rich bangs a keeper on a spinnerbait and I get 3 slotish on cranks. Farther out, he catches several more on spiderjigs and dartheads. I cant stick any and his are not keepers, so I made a mistake o heading to Potters as my nephew had said it was "HOT"......mental note to sel, dont try to catch other peoples ish. Rich catches one on a jig in 1.5 hrs. 10am and I have no keepers and he still has one. We make an adjustment ater the og lits and blast to the S ork. Start splitshotting a #39 magic worm on steep walls. I catch probably 12 ish here and got lucky w/5 over 15". Rich catches one more 15" on a spiderjig. Worms got way more bites, but I had to wade through lots o 14.5" ish. Interestingly, all o my keepers and most o my bites came o o 2 shady banks. Others caught ish in sun ater og lited. Fish were not as tight to the bank as they have been recently, with some ish probably being caught in 20'. Tied w/Pat (POL) or 1st.No largemouth weighed in at all.
    City: Yuba City

    Tips: Lots o things working or dierent guys. 4" worms get bites. Reaction bite early IF you are in the right areas. Big ish 2.64 lbs caught on ripbait....not by me!

  • By

    Water Temp: 52-53

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: I guess its my turn to leave a report since I am one who reads them oten. Partner and I have been doing real well lately using brown on brown jigs and green pumpkin. I have been using 3/8 oz and 1/2 oz jigs. Sunday ished alot o incoming water and the ish are there, but had to weed thru many slots to get the over's. Partner caught the 3 and 4 lber in the irst hour o the morning, so it sure made the rest o the day very easy. Together we caught about 12-14 over the slot. Some ish shallow (10t) and some deep(30t). The bites have been very sot, many times I lit the jig and they are already there without eeling a thing. And yes I'm using a G- Lommis rod. Partner caught the 4.21 spot and we did not get big ish. (Ouch)
    City: Yuba City

    Tips: Jigs seem to get better ish, worms catch to many rats at Oroville. I you eel anything dierent when liting the jig set the hook it's probably a ish. Also helps to have a good partner on any team tournament. Thanks P

  • By

    Water Temp: 51..52

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: went out o bidwell about 10 am ,put the boat in the water, wil waiting or my partner to get back rom parking the truck, watched a guy pull one in no urther than 20 yards rom the boat ramp......thats will get your motor running ..headed south,was a nice boat ride.started throwing jigs on rock points.did ok..moved to mud, that was the ticket...cout ish all day on that stu..5 to 25 eet.lot better than olsom .......
    City: elverta

    Tips: throw jigs on the mud .

  • By

    Water Temp: 67

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished O-Ville or a change and the bite was excellent. Got early morning reaction bite, 3 over slot there. Threw cranks 1 over slot on that. Then went to jig 4 more over slot on that. Bite seems wide open, but talked to others that have not done as well . My best 5 probably about 11lbs which is great or O-Ville. Fish are tossing up bait (crawish & smelt) all over the boat. No wonder jigs are working.
    City: Yuba City

    Tips: Jigs seem to get better ish, but enjoy reaction stu because it will be over real soon.

  • By

    Water Temp: 65 Deg.

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Me and my partner started ishing at around 7:00 AM in the south ork. We caught a ew right away on topwater. Baby Spook. We caught a ew more on crankbaits also. We had about 6 ish in the boat by 9:00 and surprisingly about 4 were over the slot. Around 11:00 we moved out to the main body and started throwing Senko's. We didn't have any action or a while but then I caught my personal Oroville best. It was a 4.1 Pound largemouth on a 4 inch brown Senko. We were just ishing or un. Our total or the day was about 12 with 5 being over the slot. A great day ishing or both o us.
    City: Yuba City

    Tips: The bass were hitting reaction baits well into the morning. I think the overcast skies really helped. Had a blast!

  • By

    Water Temp: 72

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: My partner and I headed to Oroville this weekend in search o the hot bite we'd heard about. Well, the ish were there and they were cooperating.Lunched out o Bidwell Sat. morning with a quick ew on some cranks and topwaters on the main points, but no real pattern. We tried the backs o coves, but the ish weren't there. As we headed up river, we consentrated on main points and the irst cuts and we started catchin' 'em. We split shotted, drop shotted and even caught a ew with the jig. worm colors seemed to blue, green weenie or the amous morning dawn. Jigs were all purple with plastice trailers. Day 1 - 30+ ish all 2lb and under. Fun day.Sun. we launched out o Bidwell again and headed right, looking to change our pattern and ind some larger ish. We again got some reaction bite irst thing, but quickly switched to plastics. We ocused on the main and 2nd points with boulder rubble and quickly ound the bigger ish out deeper in 20-30 eet. small ones were shallow, bigger ones were deeper on the points. Still a mixed bag o smallies, bass and spots. The other thing we did that made a dierence was size up our baits. Color didn't seem to matter, but size did. Day 2 (1/2 day) - 20+ ish; all 2-4lb. Great ending!Thanks to my boat partner (jim) or a great weekend.
    City: redwood city

    Tips: try sizing up your baits or the bigger ish. give the bigger guys a big target with baits that have plenty o arms to wiggle. go one ledge out rom the smaller ish too.

  • By

    Water Temp: 81

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: I ished the Thursday night tourney with my Dad last night and had a heart breaker. He was throwing cranks the whole time and landing a bunch o dinks. I threw a natural shell tube and couldn't get many takers, but I did get one to bite and when it suraced I almost died. It was 9-10 lbs, and it didn't realize it was hooked until we saw each other. Then it went ballistic. Jumped twice and was ripping me up on my 8 pound test spinning rod. Finally got it to the boat and somehow my dad totally blew the net job and it sounded again. As it came back towards the top, one last head shake threw the hook. I am still in shock....the 400$ would have been nice, but a 10lb class largemouth in Lake Oroville is once in a lietime. I just can't believe he missed it at the boat. What is up with that? I the shoe were on the other oot I would still be hearing him screaming. I guess it is just a one that got away story....
    City: Paradise

    Tips: The bite was deinitely slow... The quality ish are scattered it seems, and were not very active. That Hog was hooked in 5t o water hugging the bank in the North ork.

  • By

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: We launched out o the spillway and went to the northork. Started throwing buzzbaits and spinnerbaits with no luck. Switched to rat-l-trap, made about two casts and hooked up with a 19" largemouth. My partner went to rat-l-trap aswell and then he hooked up with a 15 1/2". Ater about ive more casts I hooked up with an even bigger one, at irst I thought I was hung up then it started to move and came to the surace and jumped and the lure came lying at the boat! I was mad but when I reeled my line in the ish had ripped the hooks o the lure!!! We had no luck the rest o the day.
    City: Marysville

  • By

    Water Temp: 76-77

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Took clients out on Oroville at 6:00A.M. Started at West Branch with topwater bait, Pop'n Image made by Excalibur. Caught Spotted Bass ranging rom l l/4 -3 l/2 lbs., approximately 10 ish. Topwater slowed down around l0:30 A.M. Let or dam area and caught another 10-15 ish on Gittsits and Robo Worms in 5-20 eet. Most were in the slot, with some being over 15". Went to North Fork around noon and with cloud cover coming in tried topwater again with no luck. Went back to Gittsits and Robo Worms (Aaron's Magic), and caught another 20 ish. Overall a good day- 8 ish over 15" mark, with 1 20" Spot. Let lake around 4:00P.M.
    City: Paradise

    Tips: Good morning topwater bite, with the best ish being caught using a Pop'n Image. The rest o the 15" and over were caught on Gittsits and Robo Worms.

  • By

    Water Temp: 60-63

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing was very good or numbers on Thurs and Fri. On Thurs, I guided a grandather and his 11 year old granddaughter, and we had a ball. I spent most o the time teaching her how to cast, set the hook, eel the bite (or lack o it), and she did great. She caught seven or eight, and lost a ton. Grandpa got a ew, and I managed a ew - we probably landed 22 or so. Only 1 over the slot. We used morning dawn Magic worms, Texas-rigged, and I caught one or two on a jig. We ished the middle ork. Friday, I think I converted a trout isherman!! He really had never bass ished beore, and in a 6 hour trip, we landed at least 45 - I lost count ater that! Thurs morning the topwater bite was pretty good, but not so good Fri morning. We started throwing the same 6" morning dawn Magic worms about 8 am, and the bite never stopped. It was amazing - usually there is a lull at sometime, but not on Friday. We ished all over the middle ork, but not too ar up, because o a shorter trip. It took him a ew minutes to get the hang o a subtle bite, but soon he was o to the races. He had a ball, and said that he never knew bass ishing could be so much un! He even got one over the slot, and I got a 17 inch spot, unortunately, kind o skinny! Most o our ish, both days, were about 10 to 30 eet deep. Boulder areas were holding a lot o bass, as were the outsides o creek channels.
    City: Yuba City

    Tips: Just drag the worm very slowly. No need to shake it. The bright sun didn't seem to bother the ish - the shady areas didn't seem to be any better. Interesting!!

  • By

    Water Temp: 67

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: We ished a church tournament on Sunday. Longest ish to win a new Loomis rod combo. My dad and I couldn't ind the bigger ish as we had or the past ew weeks. Most had spawned out in the areas we looked. He got a bunch l dinks early on a Yozuri, and I stuck to the Zoom Lizard, cotton candy o course. Ater a slow morning we went searching. We did end up with a couple nice spots to 2.5 pounds. At the last mintue we stopped at the pilings at the entrance to South and Middle orks. I tossed a tube in a pocket on shore and nailed a 3 maybe 3.5 pound spot. That was cool. We went in only to ind a youngster with a 25 inch 8 or 9 pound hog!!! He sure ound one that was not done spawning.
    City: Paradise

    Tips: It seemeed that the quality ish are on the move back to main lake points, or a little deeper water at least. The hot sunny days may put them down a little. They seemed to start hitting pretty regularly though around 1:30-2pm. The craw pattern tube was my bait o choice this day.

  • By

    Water Temp: 62-69

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the 100% pro/am last weekend. Caught a lot o ish. Bite was good, but quality ish that would bite were tough to ind. Found them on Saturday but lost them on Sunday. Some ish are spawning and there are a lot more ready to go. Found ish suspended in deeper trees, staging in backs o coves, and on wood on steep banks. Almost all my ish were caught on small Senkos, even caught ish on them in open/deep water. Fish were rom 2-12 eet on Saturday and went a little deeper on Sunday with the bright sunny conditions. Did a little sight ishing, but had better luck on the pre-spawn ish. Caught about 20 ish per day up to 5.19#
    City: Brentwood

    Tips: Don't be araid to throw a Senko into places that you would normaly throw other baits such as open water bait schools, points, or rock piles. You might be suprised by the results. Oh Yea! Check your bag and live well beore you go to the scale, leaving a ish in the well can cost you a lot o money.

  • By

    Water Temp: 54-57

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Just inished three days at Oroville, and managed to dodge all the weather bullets except the wind, which was terrible all three days. Trying to teach olks to ish worms, etc., in that kind o wind is a real challange. I had read a previous report about the ishing slowing down, and it has. Happened sometime over the weekend. We did manage to catch 11 in the middle ork on Tues, and 9 on Wed in the north ork. Most were tournament keepers, but only 3 over the slot. The #62 and 84 Magic worms were the best bait - Texas rigged. We did get a couple o topwater ish Tuesday evening. The jig bite has nearly died this week. Thursday, it turned colder and cloudy, but the bite did pick up or my new clients and so did the size. A ather and son, who always seem to catch big ish with me did so again. We landed 14 bass - 8 over the slot - with our 5 biggest around 13 1/4 lbs!! That is because one o my hotshot young clients (11 years old) was able to get a 5-3 largemouth that was crusing in a creek channel to take his #62 Magic worm. When I saw that ish turn sideways - I reaked. I did manage to remember to loosen his drag so she didn't break o. He handled her like a pro. I had just previously got a 3-5 largemouth to take the same color Magic worm. Ater photos, we put them right back, since they may have be ready to go on a bed. I was especially happy to get that big ish in the boat, because the day beore, another young client (12 years old) had lost a big largemouth. These quality ish get these youngsters hooked or lie!! This tends to work with adults too!!! I did get one spot on a jig, and a big hybrid spot-smallmouth (16 inches) on a #194 Senko. I was showing my clients how to ish a Senko near brush, just or un, and that ish ate it. What a beautiul ish it was - stunning colors! It's too bad that had to leave a bit early, 'cause the ish were bitting good in the aternoon. We did most o our ishing in the main body in the morning beore the wind was too bad, and then in the north ork. I have been inding good quality ish there this year. Also less pressure, I think.
    City: Yuba City

    Tips: While we did ind some ish on points, most o our bass were in areas that were creek channels or cuts in walls. We caught ish rom 5 to 20 eet. I think there are more ish suspended now, as many have already spawned. I could not get anything going rippin'. They really wanted a worm - summer moss was working too (#65). I really was surprised how slow that jig bite was - it usually doesn't die-o this quickly. We were dragging the worm very slowly - ish were not aggressive at all.

  • By

    Water Temp: 54-56

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fishin was much slower today than it has been. We boated around 20 but the bite was tougher since the bad week o weather. Fish were timid, but there were some interested in our 6 inch worms, Morning Dawn, and Smoke with Purple Vein. A ew keepers, a bunch o dinks.....hope the weather warms and stabilizes.....typical spring story.
    City: Paradise

  • By

    Water Temp: warm

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: i ish this lake daily and make special baits to intice bass im oering this to those who plan to ish the pro amim avaliable to help those who are havingtrouble with this lake at 530 589 5994or a reasonable ee your boat my time my baits and big ish i have good results in the past who knows we might become riends p s ish ast n hard
    City: oroville

  • By

    Water Temp: 55

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the New Bass Semi-Pro event out o Oroville. I preished on riday, started around 1 in potter canyon. Caught a ew on worms, but none were over 1.5 pounds. Then I worked a lat with a spinnerbait and caught a ew decent ish around 2 pounds. Then went in to the very back o the cove and caught a couple more on blades and worms. Had to stop ishing at around 4 because I dropped my brand new loomis in the water, that I had just bought the previous day. The reason I had to leave is because I jumped in ater it and I was damn cold ater trying to snag it or an hour with a rattle trap. Thankully Larry Newby the tournament director got the rod the next day or me with help rom his aqua view camera. Anyways, tournament day we started o throwing ZEN spinnerbaits on lats in about 6 eet o water. We ended up catching about 15-20 ish with the smallest one being 1.5 pounds and the biggest one 3.15. We got 2nd place with 7 ish or 15.8 pounds, missing 1st place by about 3 ounces. And we did this all ishing out o a zodic.
    City: San Mateo

    Tips: White spinnerbaits with a lot o lashabo, and gold and silver double willow blades. Fish the points on lats when the wind is blowing.

  • By

    Water Temp: aboiut 64

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing was not as good or us as the previous report ound. South ork was ull o 12" and smaller ish eating 4"worms. From 11 to 4:30pm, we did spinnerbait about 20 ish w/5 or 6 over 15". I lost 3 or 4 more that would have gone 15". Most o these ish were suspended!
    City: Yuba City