Lower Yuba River –
Got a few days on the Lower Yuba River over thanksgiving week and had a great time. Just plain good trout fishing. Most fish are a fat 12-14” with a few bigger fish in the mix. Flows have been pretty stable around 1000cfs which is a great flow for floating or wading OR floating and getting out of the boat to fish. There are still salmon on redds and fish eat eggs though with a bit of a finicky bite most days. Really have to find the egg they want.
The best thing is there are fish that will eat a nymph, fish that will eat dries, and anglers can fish dries and nymphs on any given day with confidence. Winter is truly my favorite time of year on the Yuba as there a bunch of options to catch fish and few people go out and brave the elements to fish.