NORTH YUBA RIVER

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FISHING REPORT
Updated - 7/23/20

 

 

 

Current River Conditions: about 219 CFS

Fishing- Very Good: Tom Page at the Reel Fly Shop in Grass Valley reports that fishing still remains quite good though he recommends only fishing to around noon afterwhich things slow down until the evening. He also recommends fishing upstream from Sierra City where the water is cooler.  The fish are spread out so if you are not doing well in a particular section, then try another.  

 

Campgrounds are beginning to open.  Call the forest service and PG&E before you go.   Keep checking back.  Attractor fly patterns like Adams Parachutes, Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulators etc. are all you need.  Keep it simple.

We have guides who are on the North Yuba every day no matter what the season. Give the shop a call (800)410-1222 or click here and we will set you up.

 

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.  

 

LODGING
Downieville Area
Get what you need
before you go at
Kiene's Fly Shop