Feather River, Lower Section

Oroville, California

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The lower Feather spills out of Lake Oroville and flows 50 miles south through the Central Valley. Before the Oroville Dam was built, the lower Feather was one of the state’s top salmon rivers. Currently, this beautiful riverway contains about a dozen different game fish, including a number of anadromous species. Part of the fun here is picking the type of fish you wish to pursue. In nearly every month of the year fly fishing on the Feather can put a smile on your face. Types of Fish: American shad, smallmouth bass, striped bass, king salmon, steelhead, and rainbows. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

Feather River, Lower Section Professional Review and Guide

"The lower Feather spills out of Lake Oroville and flows 50 miles south through the Central Valley. Before the Oroville Dam was built, the lower Feather was one of the state’s top salmon rivers. Currently, this beautiful riverway contains about a dozen different game fish, including a number of anadromous species. Part of the fun here is picking the type of fish you wish to pursue. In nearly every month of the year fly fishing on the Feather can put a smile on your face. Types of Fish: American shad, smallmouth bass, striped bass, king salmon, steelhead, and rainbows. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping."

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Oroville
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Feather River, Lower Section

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May 2018