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Lower Sac & Lower Yuba Fly Fishing Report

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Hogan Brown Reports on 3.2.2016

Rain is coming! good news for sure.

Warm weather has been nice but has provided a bit of a guilty feeling… as much as I have enjoyed BBQing, fishing in flip flops, hungry stripers, and caddis hatches I know we need more water.

Lower Sac

Fishing has been good on the Lower Sac for trout and the warmer weather has gotten the caddis and a few early PMD’s on the warmer days going. Most people have been concentrating fishing up through redding as there has been some really good numbers of large fish caught up there but I have been avoiding the crowds and spending time down south of Anderson. Fish are a bit smaller but not to much and the scenery is much nicer…less back yards and more natural settings. 

Lower Yuba 

Lower Yuba has been great one day tough the next just depends on what kind of mood the fish are in. Dry fly fishing has been kinda the same deal. A few march browns are showing and providing a better and more constant opportunity for fishing dry flies then the skwalas. With color to the water I have been still focusing on nymphing with stoneflies and attractor nymphs. The river got a pretty good scouring this winter with the high flows and fish are not as picky with regards to what they are eating when they are on the grab it seems. Fishing midges and small mayflies is also catching fish when they get picky as that is the major food source left in many runs if you get out and turn over the rocks.


June 6, 9-11, 13, 17, 27-30
July 1, 2, 6, 9, 11-16, 22, 23, 25-30
August 1-3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 20, 27,
Sept 3, 17, 24,
Oct 1, 8, 15, 29

*These dates are first come first serve so call 530-514-2453 or email. We are still a few months away from consistent striper fishing in the rivers but resident populations are waking up and we are catching fish on most days. The migratory fish are also starting to move up river making for some good fishing if you can find the schools. People are starting to book summer dates so I wanted to release my summer dates to everyone so they can plan their summer fishing.

Shad Fishing will pick up in May and I will doing a few evening trips here are some dates open.

May 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 25, 26

Spring Bass and Trout Dates Open
April 9, 30
Evening Bass Dates Open: May 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 25, 26

Capt. Hogan Brown 530-514-2453

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