Report Updated Feb. 6, 2014
There are a few steelies showing in the Low Flow section, but the action has been on the slow side. Downstream, the “High Flow” is only running 600 cfs!
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Current River Conditions
Feather River Map
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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.
Catching Feather Smallies
One Strange Day on the Feather
Basic Shad Techniques
Species of the Feather River
Photos from the Feather:
The infamous Outlet Hole
Going Bendo at the Pump Hole in the Orovile Wildlife Area
The confluence of the Sacramento and Feather rivers at Verona.
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