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Feather, Yuba, and Butte Creek Fly Fishing Reports

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Hogan Brown reports on 12.1.2016

Lower Feather River

River is fishing fair. The quality of fishing really depends on finding fresh water…aka fish that haven’t been caught or fished over. Tough to do during the weekends and on holidays. There are a few fresh fish but not many as fishing tends to taper off during the end of November. Highest concentrations of fish are in the Low Flow and swinging small alvin flies or nymphing with eggs and nymphs will catch fish.

Butte Creek

Flows are stable at 280 which is a great wade fishing flow. There are fish throughout the system and more are moving in with every storm. This is a tough creek though with limited public access and bush whacking, hiking, moderate trespassing. Swinging small steelhead flies and nymphing with eggs and attractor nymphs is best. Fishing will improve through December and January

Lower Yuba River

Clarity is about 1’ with flows at 1240cfs and dropping as deer creek drops…YCWA is going to drop flows to 750-800 this saturday or sunday. Best fishing this time of year is with attractor eggs, baetis, smaller stoneflies, and swinging small olive bait fish or traditional steelhead flies in smaller “earth” tones.

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