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Fishing Report

Middle Fork Feather River Fly Fishing Report

Middle Fork Feather River Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 6.28.19

The flows are still a tad high on the Middle Fork Feather River, yet near perfect in the Graeagle area. Downstream of Jamison creek the volume of water is nearly double and very high, but still some areas of fishable water, especially the tail outs of major pools. Water temps will vary depending if you are downstream of a snow melt feeder creek like Gray Eagle, Jamison, or Frazier, or after long sections of frog water the solar radiation of the sun will heat up the water by a few degrees. I recorded the water temps to be at 57 to 60 degrees. Water is clear and looks great. The riparian habitat along the banks of the MFFR have grown so much over the last 5 years, and this spring is probably the most growth I have seen on the river in all my years. Like they say, just add water and sunshine, and it will grow.

Hatches are light, very few golden stone shucks on the rocks, a few caddis, little Yellow Sallies, Little Green stones, and the most prolific bug was the tiny Blue Wing Olives (Pseudocloeon). A few rising trout, but most of the small rainbows ate Carpenter ants with Hogan’s S&M nymph #18 as a dropper, 24 inches below. Fishing pressure was extremely light and not very many footprints in the more secluded areas. First or second week of July will be prime time for the upper Middle Fork Feather River, especially the evenings (think caddis), and downstream near the middle of July.

Some of the creeks in Eastern Plumas County are starting to draw down into shape and are fishable. Jamison and Little Jamison are ready to go right now, while Frazier and Gray Eagle creeks are still pumping with heavy flows. Typical small water tactics apply and are so good for beginner fly anglers to learn from and gain confidence. Speaking of which I still have some spots open for the August 7th Greagle Creekin Tour, inquire within if you are interested – 530.228.0487 /

See you on the water!

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Middle Fork Feather River Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 3.24.19

Middle Fork Feather River: 

Last season on the MFFR was the best in a long time, and with an abundance of water again, look for conditions to be even better. Trout migrate heavily in this river. During the higher flows of spring, bigger fish will be spread out in the upper watershed. Streamer tactics often entice the 18-24” fish, but you’ll have to work hard for them....

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Feather River Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Hogan Brown reports on 1.17.19

Feather River through town – The feather river through the town of Oroville above the highway 70 bridge opened up Jan 1 and from what I hear is fishing really well. The fall steelhead run on the feather was as good as we have seen and the upper stretches above the highway 20 bridge seem to be pretty full with fish. Good friends have been getting out and hooking...

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Northern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 10.25.18

Blazing fall colors and wild trout fattening up for winter, it just doesn’t get any better. The weather has been fantastic in the high country with warm days and cold nights. 

The feeding schedule for trout has changed and an angler will want to fish during the warmest time of the day, or when water temperatures rise where both bugs and trout become more active....

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Central Valley Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Chuck Ragan reports on 10.25.18

It’s a great time of year to be on the water. Steelhead fishing in the Feather and Yuba River has been productive. Dry fly fishing in the Yuba as well has been giving a good amount of shots just as swinging steamers in deeper runs and foothill fall bass is starting to get exciting. 

If trout, bass or steelhead aren’t what you’re looking for, there are fewer...

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Yuba Striper Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Chuck Regan reports on 10.11.18

Fall Fishing for resident Striper in some of our Northern California rivers (Sacramento, Feather, and Yuba Rivers) continues to prove it’s worth and has been leaving everyone thrilled and hungry for more. 

Decent to great numbers with a few shots for a beast constantly keep us on point and focused. The shift in weather this past weekend from the front that moved...

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Central Valley Striper Fly Fishing

Capt. Chuck Ragan reports on 8.27.18

Striper on the fly in our Central Valley Rivers has been pretty rewarding.  We’re seeing great temps and active groups of fish on the Feather, Sacramento, Yuba and American Rivers.  Weather has been pleasant, clarity has been good, numbers have been good to great and much of the smoke if not all has cleared.  

If you’re on the books, we’ll look forward to seeing...

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Feather River Fly Fishing Schools

Lincoln Gray reports on 8.9.18

Kayla Katayama of Her Waters Fly Fishing and Lincoln Gray of LG’s Fly Fishing Adventures are teaming up to conduct TWOFeather River Steelhead Schools.

This two-day Steelhead school is designed to give the student the confidence, skills and knowledge to choose the proper techniques and equipment to put the fly in front of the fish!!

  • The school is comprised of two parts.
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Sacramento, Yuba, Feather Striper Fly Fishing

Chuck Regan reports on 7.27.18

The Sacramento, Feather and Yuba Rivers are producing great results for summer striper fishing on the fly while the Lower Yuba has been really been shaping up for some amazing foothill trout and steelhead fishing. The past months have given us some amazing visual eats in shallow clear water by healthy striper. We’re also beginning to see salmon in the river and with...

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Valley Striper Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Chuck Regan reports on 7.19.18

Summer Striper fishing in the river has been heating up in the Sacramento, Feather and Yuba Rivers. 

If you’ve experienced the solitude our rivers offer in the summer and the sheer power of morone saxatilis corking a 9wt then you’re most likely already on the books for this year. If you haven’t enjoyed these fisheries yet, don’t hesitate to book as available...

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