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Lower Yuba River Fishing Report 12/16/15

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Jon Baiocchi / Baiocchi’s Troutfitters

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Current conditions on the Lower Yuba River remains fair to good depending on the day and the location. Resident rainbows seem to be podded up below redds, and transition zones of riffles leading into drop offs. Fishing pressure is light, with the most activity above the Parks Bar bridge. The blue wing olive hatch has been coming off later in the day – If it happens at all. There can be two sizes hatching at the same time which can complicate your decision on fly size selection. If you are getting refusals try a spent wing spinner, or an emerger trailing off your dun pattern using fly first presentations. Nymphing is your best bet right now, and it always gets the job done. I recommend you take the time to adjust your indicator depth, and the amount of weight depending on each individual run. It makes a big difference. Effective flies have been brown and mottled brown/gold Jimmy Leg stones, red San Juan worms, Fox’s Pupa. For the tiny droppers in #18, try Hogan’s S&M, Little Amigo, and Military Mays. There is another wet pattern coming in this weekend and through next week and it’s so good to see. Before you wet a line, check the flows on Deer Creek. Releases from Englebright dam remain low at 572 cubes. I’m starting to book trips for the skwala hatch from mid-January through March. This is my specialty on the river, and for those new to the nuances of this hatch, I can provide the necessary knowledge and teaching that will make you more successful. 

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You can contact me at 530.228.0487 / baiocchistroutfitters@yahoo.com.  Jon Baiocchi977 Gold Flat Rd.Nevada City, CA95959(530) 228-0487

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