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NORTH-YUBA RIVER

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FISHING REPORT
Updated - 10/29/22
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Current River Conditions: about  96 CFS below Downieville. 

 

​Fishing-Good: Tom Page at Reel Fly Shop in Grass Valley says that what news he has received recently from the N Yuba, is that fishing is very slow.  The upper river is in full winter mode with very cold water.  If you do decide to go, most of the fish will be found in the deeper holes.  Slow dead drifting of small dark nymphs, eggs and worm patterns might get you fish.

 

Once things warm up in the spring, this is a river where you don't necessarily have to match the hatch.  Parachute Adams and Elk Hair Caddis are all you need on top and Amberwing Prince, Perdigons, Micro Mayfly/olive, and Depth Charge Bird's Nests down below.  Fish smaller patterns right now.  

Generally Recommended Patterns for the N Yuba
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Dries:

Parachute/tan or pale yellow #16 & #18,  Split Wing Adams #16 & #18 Stimulator/#10 & #12,

Humpy/yellow #14 & #16, Adams Parachute #14, #16, #18, Royal Wulff #14, Renegade #14. 

Baetis Parachute#18, Elk Hair Caddis #14, #16, Fat Albert #8, #10 (pink, tan, yellow)

Nymphs:

Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, Pat's Rubber Legs #6, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, Mercer's Epoxy Stone #12 & #14 Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red. Near Nuff Crayfish #8,Micro Mayfly #18,  Black Rubber Legs, Kiene's Golden Brown Stone #8-#14, Vinci's Depth Charge Bird's Nest in natural. 

Crawdads: Our guides recommend the Near Nuff Crayfish #8 or Creek Crawler #8.  

 

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