Report updated April 18, 2016
GREAT FISHING, CROWDS OVER THE WEEKND
The Feather came back to life this week though the crowds were obscene over the weekend! Guide JD Richey found plenty of fish on topwater and swimsuits, but it took getting outta the rays race and finding some quiet water!
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Current River Conditions
Feather River Map
About the Feather River
After flowing out of the base of Oroville Dam, the lower Feather River twists and winds its way approximately 50 miles from the town of Oroville to its confluence with the Sacramento River at Verona.
Throughout the year, the river sees runs of striped bass and American shad in the spring, along with fall and spring-run steelhead and sturgeon (mainly in high water years). Prolific king salmon runs, however, really put the Feather on the map and though currently in a down cycle, the river is home to both spring and fall-runs. There’s also a sneaky population of smallmouth bass that’s almost completely ignored by anglers. The fish don’t get huge, but there are lots of ’em.
Species of the Feather River
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