FLW Stren Series Lake Oroville 5/09

FLW Stren Series Lake Oroville 5/09

FLW Stren Series Lake Oroville 5/09.

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Los Angeles Freeway Traffic, slowly getting out of the city! 

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Oroville formerly Ophir City is situated on the banks of the Feather River. The Feather flows out of the Sierra Nevada mountain range onto the flat floor of the California Central Valley. Oroville is Spanish for City of Gold; gold was discovered on the Feather River in 1848 

West Branch Bridge, Spotted Bass are stacked on the far abutment, the key; place your bait right on the concrete.

West Branch Bridge, Spotted Bass are stacked on the far abutment, the key; place your bait right on the concrete.

Nice structure; check out the rock formation and the surrounding area, the wall is vertical for about 15 feet below the full pool water line. I would defiantly visit this spot when the water comes up.

Nice structure; check out the rock formation and the surrounding area, the wall is vertical for about 15 feet below the full pool water line. I would defiantly visit this spot when the water comes up.

Canyon Walls

Canyon Walls

Mobility

Mobility

Black head and white chin strap distinguish the Canadian Goose

Black head and white chin strap distinguish the Canadian Goose

Concow Creek entering the Feather River. I found the coldest water here 50 degrees; 10 degrees colder than the rest of the lake, the spots didn’t care and still bit

Concow Creek entering the Feather River. I found the coldest water here 50 degrees; 10 degrees colder than the rest of the lake, the spots didn’t care and still bit

Taking a break in the shade

Taking a break in the shade

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These bass; primarily the spots act like trout, where ever creeks flow into the river or lake they stack up to feed, I'll show you further evidence later

These bass; primarily the spots act like trout, where ever creeks flow into the river or lake they stack up to feed, I'll show you further evidence later

Heading up the North Fork with swimbaits on the deck

Heading up the North Fork with swimbaits on the deck

Railroad Tunnel near French Creek; high water and this piece of structure will be submerged

Railroad Tunnel near French Creek; high water and this piece of structure will be submerged

Texture

Texture

Like an impressionist painting

Like an impressionist painting

The palette

The palette

On the hunt

On the hunt

An angler at the sushi bar

An angler at the sushi bar

Bidwell Bar Bridge

Bidwell Bar Bridge

Watch out! This viper wanted in the boat, I respectfully declined. Where it went ashore should give shore anglers something to think about.

Watch out! This viper wanted in the boat, I respectfully declined. Where it went ashore should give shore anglers something to think about.

Check out the first chick, it is riding on Mom’s back while the rest swim

Check out the first chick, it is riding on Mom’s back while the rest swim

Bean Creek Middle Fork Feather River

Bean Creek Middle Fork Feather River

Fish the eddys

Fish the eddys

Foul

Foul

Spotted Bass with red eyes (devil bass), that is a 9 inch senko in its mouth

Spotted Bass with red eyes (devil bass), that is a 9 inch senko in its mouth

Food washing in

Food washing in

Osprey prowling, I tried to set him up with a swimbait (without hooks) for an action shot. If I could fool this bird I bet I could fool bass, darn!

Osprey prowling, I tried to set him up with a swimbait (without hooks) for an action shot. If I could fool this bird I bet I could fool bass, darn!

I did fool the bass with swimbaits. Here is a nice spot, one of many that went for the 4” BBZ. Spots love the 4”; caught several including a tournament weigh fish, the fish that hit are a better quality

I did fool the bass with swimbaits. Here is a nice spot, one of many that went for the 4” BBZ. Spots love the 4”; caught several including a tournament weigh fish, the fish that hit are a better quality

Flooded trees, there is a nice bass in there

Flooded trees, there is a nice bass in there

Here it is a 5lb largemouth (hard to come by), I am the pre-fish champ, this fish weighed half of any bag

Here it is a 5lb largemouth (hard to come by), I am the pre-fish champ, this fish weighed half of any bag

Goodbye for now

Goodbye for now

The woodpeckers make holes for nut holders and then place acorns in them so they can open the hard nuts

The woodpeckers make holes for nut holders and then place acorns in them so they can open the hard nuts

The engineers ‘ESSAYONS’

The engineers ‘ESSAYONS’

Let’s see what is around this corner

Let’s see what is around this corner

My boat is around the corner

My boat is around the corner

Floating campsites complete with toilets, electricity, sinks, propane bbqs, just bring your own drinking water and food, look closely these folks have a full bar

Floating campsites complete with toilets, electricity, sinks, propane bbqs, just bring your own drinking water and food, look closely these folks have a full bar

Bidwell Canyon Marina, floating cover everywhere hmm!

Bidwell Canyon Marina, floating cover everywhere hmm!

Water slide with a house boat attached

Water slide with a house boat attached

A chunky spot

A chunky spot

With a mouth full of insects!!!

With a mouth full of insects!!!

Never except axioms; a day time river bat that never stopped eating. Very hard to photograph, wouldn’t hold still

Never except axioms; a day time river bat that never stopped eating. Very hard to photograph, wouldn’t hold still

North Fork

North Fork

Gold Country

Gold Country

Entering the China Gulch Rapids

Entering the China Gulch Rapids

Let’s get out of the rapids

Let’s get out of the rapids

Stony Creek Falls

Stony Creek Falls

China Gulch

China Gulch

Nice to be here

Nice to be here

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Tree in 53 feet of water, how would you fish it?

Tree in 53 feet of water, how would you fish it?

Menu item

Menu item

Feather River below the dam heading to the California Delta

Feather River below the dam heading to the California Delta

Reflections

Reflections

Having fun; a day’s end, heading back to the launch ramp, by myself and took this picture, pdf on and kill switch attached, life can be short, enjoy it while you can, be safe, be good to one and another, treat each other and the environment the way you want to be treated

Having fun; a day’s end, heading back to the launch ramp, by myself and took this picture, pdf on and kill switch attached, life can be short, enjoy it while you can, be safe, be good to one and another, treat each other and the environment the way you want to be treated

Turn out the lights the party is …

Turn out the lights the party is …

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