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Oroville: Steady king fishing at Lake Oroville

Bass biting in 20 to 40 feet

BY PAUL LEBOWITZ/WON Staff WriterPublished: Jul 03, 2019

OROVILLE — The landlocked king salmon bite at Lake Oroville is steady but not red hot, and the bass continue to hold off the bank in 20 to 40 feet.

Guide “Rustic Rob” Reimers said he and his clients caught a landlocked king every 15 minutes, and like all his recent trips, there was a beautiful 22-inch holdover in the mix. Most of the fish are 15 to 18 inches.

LANDLOCKED KING — Guide Rustic Rob Reimers caught this fine landlocked king salmon while trolling at Oroville Lake, one of a limit fooled by a Brad’s Cut Plugs Fatal Attraction lure.

“We kept moving around. It seemed like 40 feet was the target depth. We caught them in the same places as usual, which for me is by the green bridge,” Reimers said.

As for the bass, Jamey Sorensen of North Valley Tackle in Oroville reported his customers have been telling him they’ve moved out to 20 to 40 feet of water where it’s a finesse game, but thankfully there’s a bit of a topwater bite to spice things up early and late and in the shade mid-day.

Sorensen said the Fourth of July week will be insane with a crush of recreational boaters that will keep him away.

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