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North Fork Feather River Fishing Report

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North Fork Feather River Fishing Report

Ben Engle reports on 07.08.19

This weekend a few friends and I made a trek out to the North Fork of the Feather River.  This is an awesome fishery that honestly doesn't get fished enough.  As you drive north along highway 70 you'll drop down into the canyon.  Once in the canyon you'll find that most of the river is accessible.  Since it follows highway 70 up to the gold lakes basin there are miles of fishable water.  The water is warm this year but if you focus on indicator or highstick tactics through the warmer parts of the day in the faster water you'll find good trout hanging in pocket water and also through the more oxygenated sections of the river. Mornings and evenings were great for hopper dropper rigs and smaller dryflies as the fish started to show themselves once the sun was down.  Avoid the stagnant water above the dams but any of the boulder water between should produce for you if you take your time!

Flies you shouldn't leave home without:
Dries:
Chubby Chernobyl (sz.6), Mercers Missing Link (sz.16), Purple Haze (sz.14)

Wet:
Hogans S&M (sz.18), Egan's Frenchie (sz.14), Dirty Bird (sz.16)

 

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