The North Fork Yuba River continues to fish well in the mornings and evenings. Canyon water brings out the youth in me, it’s such an awesome time, and it never gets old. Each new canyon section I explore reveals unique plunge pools, and cold springs pumping in 42 degree water. The river is so magnificent, crystal clear, and sexy pocket water for days. It’s even better sharing the river with my close guests, and watching them play like children in a wild trout amusement park. Silly off the chart shenanigans.
Conditions are excellent, but water levels are very low, and water temps around the Sierra City area are 56 at 8am, rising to 61 by 1pm. Ideal. Dry/dropper rigs continue to dominate whether it’s a skinny chute or a big plunge pool. Cover it all, you’ll be surprised where you can find those rainbows lurking. Ledges, edges, and dark water. Effective flies of late continue with Yellow Stimulators #10-14, Adams Parachutes #14-18, Ralph Cutter’s E/C Caddis in olive, and brown #12-16, and ant patterns in black and red #12-16. Terrestrials are starting to get attention in the middle of the day.
The most beautiful watershed and the most gorgeous wild
trout are waiting for you. Why suffer in Africa heat when you could be wet
wading in the cool bubbly waters of the NFYR, and making fun dry fly presentations
to some crafty trout. Quality experiences await…