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North Fork of The Yuba Fly Fishing Report

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Jon Baiocchi reports on 7.27.17

The North Fork Yuba River has finally fallen into shape though some tight sections of the river seem a tad high. Water temps are 55 degrees in the morning rising to 62 in the afternoon. Fishing is great for those beautiful wild rainbows, and the dry fly fishing is awesome. Anytime you can find soft water you’ll get takes, and some of the smaller pockets have many fish podded up in them. A few noticeable changes in the topography of the river, its deeper, and a ton of woody debris is present. I’m also impressed with the bug life after winter’s surge of high water. During my entomology workshop last week the most prolific aquatic insect were green drake nymphs followed by golden stones, and free living caddis. Currently flying around are caddis, golden stones, and craneflies. Dry flies; attractors, ants, hoppers, and e/c caddis. Nymphs; deep sparkle pupa, zebra midge, x-may, psycho nymph, and red copper johns. August and September are going to rock on the NFYR. I have a few open days during both months if you want to get involved. Fun fishing, gorgeous views, and the total wilderness experience.

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