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Lake Oroville

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Spotted Bass2

Season

Winter (Current)
2
7 Fishing Reports
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Top Techniques Reported for Spotted Bass + Winter

Umbrella Rigs
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  • Zeth Kinnett Fishing

    Silver Ambassador

    3/4/23

    • Species

      Spotted Bass

    • Season

      Winter

    • Technique

      Umbrella Rigs

    • Structure

      Points

    • Forage

      Shad

    • Water Temperature

      48°

    What a day. Saturday was day 2 of the WWBT Pro/Am on Oroville. It was a tough day with only 3 bites. Could have had 5 bites if I didn't waste time running around and just stayed on the trolling motor. Best options imo would be to throw a compact a-rig, Keitech 2.8 /3.3 or dropshot a 3-4" Keitech Easy Shiner. And fish it slow. You could catch fish on flats, 45 degree banks and points. You just needed to cover enough water to come across enough fish to get bit. Most flats were hammered pretty well so I mainly fished steep banks with any slight irregularity along the bank slowly fishing the a-rig or drop shot. Fish would come ont he irregularity or you could hit the points. Wind blown points will produce better but not necessarily needed. Over the course of practice and the tournment I also caught fish whenever we would see a large ball of bait. You can drop your dropshot down into the balls of bait and if there is a feeding spot nearby they will eat it almost every time. The conditions right now are tough. The weather is fluctuating by the hour. The water is rising a few feet per week and it's keeping the pre-spawn spots from committing to moving up in droves. There is also a largemouth bite going on with the rapidly rising water the largemouth are up shallow so you may or may not run into one. Trolling Motor: Lowrance Ghost Electronics: Lowrance HDS Live 12 x 2, Active Target Rods: ALX Powerbolt (custom made for A-Rig) Reels: Daiwa Tatula 200 Line: 20lb. Suffix Advance Lures used: Keitech 2.8/3.3, Shanes Baits a-rig, Outkast Tackle jigheads Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous 94.02% Weather: Clear and sunny to sideways hail/rain storm. Wind: calm to 30+ mph Air Temp: 38-54 Water Temp: 42-50 Water Clarity: 0-3' Areas targeted: Feather River arm, main lake and Middle Fork Feather River.
  • Omnia Community Member

    Bronze Ambassador

    11/29/22

    • Species

      Spotted Bass

    • Season

      Winter

    • Technique

      Umbrella Rigs

    • Structure

      Baitfish

    • Forage

      Shad

    We targeted main lake points from 5-25 with a-rigs in the morning catching fish most of the day in the 1.80-3lb range. The jig bite was fast and would happen on clay banks in 10-20
  • Zeth Kinnett Fishing

    Silver 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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