North Fork Yuba Fly Fishing Report
If you plan on fishing the NFYR this fall, check out the package deal that Sierra Pines Resort is offering – Yeah, the place with the trout pond full of lunkers right next to Hwy 49. You’ll get breakfast, dinner, a room, and a reduced guide fee. The section of the river that the resort is located on has some really good water as well. I hold the LCO Fly Fishing 101 classes here and this year’s test run went well, but we are looking for more eager students in 2020. The classes consist of casting, rigging, knots, equipment overview, fly selection, reading water, presentations, and stream etiquette. You’ll also receive an informative handout that you’ll refer to time and time again in the future. The class is designed so you can gain the knowledge and skills to be able to fish on your own with confidence. Look for announcements and upcoming dates in the future, or inquire first hand at the shop.
As we near the end of summer into fall, the middle and lower watershed will fish much better once the water temps come down. With shorter days and less sunshine, fish during the warmest time of the day. The beauty of the lower river is that it offers a wider canyon which receives more all day sun, plus there can be bigger trout in the system. It won’t be long before the pupating October caddis start chewing their way out of their fine pebbled case and emerging. The great pumpkin bug hatch, a must experience. See you where the wild things are…
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