2017 Feather River Steelhead Fishing Report, Map, and Hunting Areas, Clubs, and Ranches
Fishing Map of Feather River
About Feather RiverStarting from Lake Oroville the lower Feather River is 48 miles of fairly steady flow, without lots of fast rapid covered water. It merges with the Yuba River, then on to its entry to the Sacramento River. Despite a few built up areas around Yuba City, etc., it can produce giant steelhead and salmon.
The Lower Feather also gets returns of shad, and striped bass, and has a population of smallmouth.
The best area is below Lake Oroville through the Oroville State Wildlife Area or about 7 miles, and further down stream to Gridley.
The wildlife area provides lots of points to gain entry to the river, and this also contains many access points. Most of this section below the outlet is the "low flow" section, exposing much structure, slower waters but also riffles conducive to fly fishing.
How to Fish the Feather River
The Feather has two runs during the year: Fall-Winter run steelhead and the Spring run March-April.
The river can accommodate drift boats but shore anglers have many access areas. and even occasional power boats in the lower sections.
For fly fishermen, try streamers or nymphs, use a floating weight forward line and a 6-8 size rod.
When the salmon are spawning, the steelhead like eggs or egg imitation lures. Decent roe set ups for bait fisherman work, and throwing crocodiles or castmasters is also effective.
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