The Fish Sniffer - 8 Lb. Largemouths Tops Catches
8 Lb. Largemouths Tops Catches

Written By: Dan Bacher, February 9, 2014
Species: Bass Landlocked Salmon Trout
Location: Lake Oroville,

While two largemouths over 8 pounds were weighed in during a recent tournament at Lake Oroville, most of the fish are in the 13 to 14 inch range.

“The fishing isn’t red hot, but most anglers are catching and releasing 15 to 20 fish in a day,” said Brent Cline at Oroville Outdoors. “It’s hard to get the 2 pounders, although a few big fish are showing.”

He has been experiencing his top action while finesse fishing with tubes, Senkos and worms at 20 to 45 feet deep in the main body and forks.

Aaron Cole placed first in the first day of the Pro Division of the California Tournament Trail Pro-Am with 5 fish weighing 21.08 pounds, topped by an 8.27 largemouth.

A few guys are hooking coho salmon and king salmon while trolling with hoochies behind Sling Blades. However, Cline noted that most of the salmon he’s heard of caught lately have been taken by bass anglers using drop shot rigs or tube baits. The kings go 13 to 14 inches, while the coho weigh 3 to 4 pounds.

Lake Oroville is holding 1,264,427 acre feet of water, 36 percent of capacity and 55 percent of the historical average.

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