Moochers Bring In Mixed Limits Of Kings And Cohos
Boaters are nailing mixed limits of king and coho salmon while mooching along the buoys near the spillway at Lake Oroville.
“Anglers are doing best fishing anchovies, sardines and minnows at 60 feet deep,” reported Bob Boucke at Johnson’s Bait and Tackle. “The kings average 12 to 14 inches long, while the coho go 3 to 4 pounds.”
While most anglers are mooching, trolling with hoochies and other lures, tipped with anchovy strips, should work also. Focus on the area around the Green Bridge and the dam.
“Black bass fishing is pretty good at the lake,” revealed Brent Cline of Oroville Outdoors. “Quality fish are hard to get now, but fishermen are catching and releaeing lots of slot fish in the 12 to 15 inch range.”
For maximum success, he recommended fishing at the ends of the lake arms with top water baits or drop shot rigs. Good top water baits include Zara Spooks, Ricos and Pop-Rs, while the best lures to drop shot with are Robo Worms in bait fish (pond smelt) patterns.
Lake Oroville is holding 1,654,065 acre feet of water, 47 percent of capacity and 73 percent of average. The water level is 747.47 feet above sea level.Back To Reports