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Lower Yuba Fly Fishing Report

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Dave Barbieri, Dave Barbieri Guide Service

With the shad thinning out substantially,  the stripers are hungry and aren’t so snobby anymore. The trout have also started to move back in. I’ve been doing some trout/striper combo trips, and have been getting really good numbers of stripers with a few trout in the mix. It’s a great time on the Yuba!

Hogan BrownHogan Brown Fly Fishing

Spent a day on the lower Yuba River and fishing was about the same as last time I fished it a few weeks ago. Smaller fish around the bridge during the morning and the lower we got in the float the better the size of fish got. We hooked fish on rubber legs and caddis nymphs along with a few small mayfly nymphs. Seemed like when we found hungry fish they ate pretty well and pretty easy. In other spots that are “good” spots changing flies, lightening tippet, changing weight didn’t seem to help at all. Seemed to be when we found hungary fish they ate and that was it. Saw one fish rise and there was no signs of hoppers or other bugs hatching. 

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