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Lake Oroville

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Species

Spotted Bass

Season

Summer (Current)
10 Fishing Reports
72 Followers

Lake Oroville Overview

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Top Techniques Reported for Spotted Bass + Summer

Drop Shot
  1. Drop Shot
    1
Total Fishing Reports
10
Top Species Reported for Summer
  1. Smallmouth Bass1 Report
  2. Spotted Bass1 Report
  3. Panfish / Bluegill1 Report

Fishing Reports

10 Reports on Lake Oroville

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  • Bob

    Bronze Ambassador

    6/10/24

    • Species

      Panfish / Bluegill

    • Season

      Summer

    • Technique

      Micro Crankbaits

    • Structure

      Brush Piles

    • Forage

      Minnows

    • Water Temperature

      79°

    I used a tiny Yo-Zury crank bait. This was a slow sinking purple lure with a tight wobble and one treble hook. Other tiny baits like Z-Man Micro would do great as well. I love Z-Man products!
  • Bob

    Bronze Ambassador

    6/10/24

    • Species

      Smallmouth Bass

    • Season

      Summer

    • Technique

      Soft Swimbaits (Sm/Md)

    • Structure

      Baitfish

    • Forage

      Minnows

    • Water Temperature

      79°

    There were tons of baitfish with bass feeding on them visible on the graph. I launched at Lime Saddle Marina. I stayed within sight of the covered houseboat area. I let the lure hit the bottom before slowly reeling it in. This small mouth hit the Keitech shortly after I started my retrieve. There were many suspended fish as well.
  • Zeth Kinnett Fishing

    Gold Ambassador

    7/5/23

    • Species

      Spotted Bass

    • Season

      Summer

    • Technique

      Drop Shot

    • Structure

      Shad

    • Forage

      Shad

    • Water Temperature

      74°

    Bite is pretty good on Oroville right now. Caught fish anywhere from 5-40' of water. Use your graphs and a heavy dropshot weight with a straight tail pond smelt/shad imitator. as soon as you see a pod of fish cast to them and you will likely get bit. If not graph until you see the next. If you don't see balls of bait around the area as well don't bother. Move on until you see the bait and the small schools of bass pushing them around. Forward facing sonar helps but is not necessary with this technique. A damiki style jighead and 3-4" straight tail baitfish imitator will also work. Other techniques that would be effective would be ballhead with keitech etc or underspin. 2.8-3.3 size. Or a spoon or a blade bait. Good luck.
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