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    Re: Oroville kings

    I might have to head back up the the Big O here soon.

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    Re: Oroville kings

    So I did end up going out of Lime Saddle last weekend with my son. Not on fire but we did manage a few quality fish and lost a few too. Best weighed 3.8lbs, another 2lb'er and two 14"ers I didn't bother weighing but were still nice enough to go in the box. Lost one next to the boat that looked the same as the big one. It made several mad runs and was fighting like a river salmon. Unfortunately it won the day. Either way, it was a good day overall. Great to have the kings back after last years hiatus.

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    Re: Oroville kings

    Quote Originally Posted by ampm View Post
    Bigger fish showing up, 2 @ 20" this week, 2.5 & 2.2 lbs.
    I see you must of took Sabrina with you ... Nice fish Kirby...

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    Re: Oroville kings

    Bigger fish showing up, 2 @ 20" this week, 2.5 & 2.2 lbs.
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    Re: Oroville kings

    I've heard the king bite in the main body has heated up. Anyone catching going out of Lime Saddle? Two years ago, before the spillway fiasco I fished exclusively out of Lime Saddle and killed it around the 70 bridge and further out. It was always less windy and much less pressure from other trollers than the main body. This year I've tried twice and it's been the same as last year, no luck. Last time was 4 weeks ago so I was hoping to hear maybe it's picked up. Otherwise I guess I'll bite the bullet and go out of Bidwell since the spillway launch is no longer an option. Thanks in advance for any reports.

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    Re: Oroville kings

    Went out Tuesday (4/24). Still catching smaller kings at 25' (10-12"). Released them, trying to find the trophy fish, and let the little ones get big. We tried multiple depths down to 100', and a verity of lures, dodgers and flashers. The smaller fish we caught were on Berkley Powerbait Minnows. Water temp was in the low 60's on the surface, and above 52 deg down to 65 feet. Visibility still murky, approx. 3'. Lots of wood floating on the surface in some areas.

    How to find the big guy...

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    Re: Oroville kings

    Glad to hear their still getting along. I think they have struggles feeding during murky water periods. Hope the feed up and grow through the rest of spring.

    Thanks for the report.

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    Re: Oroville kings

    Went out Monday 4/9. Similar report, got fish at 25 to 40 feet. All little guys (catch & release) 10-12". Caught them on red crippler, Brads Kokanee Cut Plug, and needle fish (frog) with either anchovy junk on the hook or tuna packed Brads and Bloody Tuna scent. Water temp was at 52 deg at 20', 48 deg at 90'. Clarity was murky, maybe 3'.

    We marked a ton of fish in some areas at 80 to 120'. Tried for them with all the above variables and more with no luck.

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    Re: Oroville kings

    Quote Originally Posted by sutterduckhunter View Post
    Thanks for the report! Care to share the method of catch and depth?
    White sling dodger & whiteb wiggle hootchie with piece of gulp worm

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    Re: Oroville kings

    Thanks for the report! Care to share the method of catch and depth?

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