Lake Oroville is home to four kinds of bass, but anglers will also find plenty of other species to stalk. Lake Oroville is the only lake in California where you can fish for Coho Salmon. Also found in the lake are catfish, rainbow and brown trout, sturgeon, and blue gill. Fishing is allowed year-round.
In the summer most of the trout and salmon seek out the cooler water in the deeper parts of the lake. Trolling in the deep water near the dam and the body of the lake will likely produce the most fish. Also try up the North Fork, trolling deep in the summer.
For bass, work the banks, especially where there is any kind of natural cover such as rocks or fallen trees. Among the most popular places for bass are the Middle Fork and the South Fork. Another good location is up the North Fork near some of the creeks like Frazier Creek and French Creek. For crappie try the South Fork first, then other spots like Berry Creek and Loafer Creek.
McGrath's Fishing and Divers Supply
751 Oro Dam Blvd. West, Oroville, CA
Chico Sportsman's Den
2145 Park Ave. #A, Chico, CA
Huntington's Sportsman's Store
601 Oro Dam Blvd. East, Oroville, CA
Lake Oroville Bait and Tackle
2586 Olive Highway, Oroville, CA
Paradise Sporting Goods
815 Elliott Rd. #A, Paradise, CA
R A Strike Fishing Supply
5250 Olive Highway, Oroville, CA
Johnson's Bait and Tackle
298 Garden Highway, Yuba City, CA
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