Bass Go For Reaction Baits
It’s reaction bait time at Lake Oroville, where anglers are nailing big numbers of spotted bass throughout the day.
“Two of us hooked and released between 50 and 60 bass on my latest trip to Oroville,” disclosed Bobby Larson at Oroville Outdoors. “Most of the fish are in the 12 to 15 inch range, with a few bigger fish.”
“The majority of fish are showing in shallow water from the bank to 15 feet deep,” he stated. “The fish are hitting crankbaits and spinnerbaits in crawdad patterns during the day and top water lures such as Zara Spooks in the early morning and late evening hours.”
The main body is producing the top action, but the forks are yielding plenty of bass also.
Larson reported winning a recent Paradise Bass Club night tournament with a limit weighing 13 pounds, topped by a 4 lb. 11 oz. spotted bass. He fooled the big fish with a Zara Spook.
Fishing pressure for coho salmon is light, according to Bob Boucke at Johnsons’ Bait and Tackle in Yuba City. Anglers should use hoochies, tipped with anchovy strips, at 50 to 70 feet deep from the green bridge to the dam.
Lake Oroville is holding 1,841,757 acre feet of water, 52 percent of capacity, and 76 percent of average. The water level is 767.03 feet in elevation, 136.97 feet from full.Back To Reports