Sept. 12, 2012 Target Fall Bass With Ripbaits, Jigs
Written By: Dan Bacher, September 28, 2012
Location: Lake Oroville,
(Oroville) Lake Oroville offers anglers improving black bass and coho salmon fishing as night temperatures start to cool down.
“The rip bait bite is pretty good,” said Fil Torres at Oroville Outdoors. “Most of the fish are spotted bass in the 12 to 15 inch slot limit, but one angler landed a 20 inch, 3-1/2 lb. largemouth bass Saturday. Some other decent-size largemouths have also been reported.”
The jig bite is also going strong. “Crawdad patterns, such as brown jigs with Yamamoto double tail grubs trailers, and other jigs in the brown/purple and brown/orange patterns are working,” he tipped. “Fishing is best in 30 to 35 feet of water off steep walls and big rocks in the south and middle forks and main body.”
For coho salmon, Torres suggested trolling with hoochies behind Sling Blades and other dodgers at 50 to 70 feet deep in the mouth of the Middle Fork and from Kelly Ridge Point to the dam.
Moochers are also scoring with anchovies. The fish are going up to 4 pounds now.
“Catfish action is excellent,” Torres stated. “Fishermen are hooking channel cats in the 3 to 6 pound range while fishing mackerel and liver in the Middle and North Forks.”
Lake Oroville is 792.67 feet in elevation. The lake is holding 2,110,147 acre-feet of water, 60 percent of capacity and 91 percent of the 10-year average.Back To Reports