Fishing Lake Oroville

Record Catches

Fishing is what Lake Oroville is famous for.

Known as the best Bass lake in California, Lake Oroville plays host to several bass tournaments throughout the year. But Lake Oroville isn't just for pros. Everybody has a good time fishing here. The marina rents all sizes of fishing boats, and Bait & Tackle supplies are available, too.


Lake Oroville has been called the best bass fishing lake in California and hosts fishing tournaments nearly every week. Click here to see the calendar of Bass tournaments.

Fish Varieties

Although it's known as the best bass lake in California, Lake Oroville isn't a one-fish wonder. Anglers love fishing the lake for catfish, Chinook salmon, sturgeon, crappie, blue gill, mackinaw and, of course, several types of bass, including small and largemouth, spotted, red eye and Florida strain black bass.

Lake Oroville Map

Need to find your way around the lake? Download this free map of Lake Oroville. It shows every campground, boat launch, floating restroom and trail.