NORTH YUBA RIVER

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FISHING REPORT
Updated - 5/16/22
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Current River Conditions: about 1180 CFS below Downieville.

 

​Fishing-Poor: No change this week. The river remains in runoff and will remain that way for a couple of more weeks.  If you can find a tributary with clear water there may be some fish.  

 

Attractor fly patterns like Adams Parachutes, Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulators etc. are all you need.  In roily water use big and ugly flies like Rubber Legs, both black and variegated.  With low water it's hopper-dropper time.  Keep it simple.  Now is a good time for a hopper-dropper.

 

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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