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North Fork Yuba Fly Fishing Report

North Fork Yuba Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 07.08.19

North Fork Yuba – I have not been back to the NFYR in about 2 weeks, and the gauges still show the river higher than I’d like it to be. A few friends of mine have been doing pretty well when they can find the right water conditions (walking speed flows with some depth), or mellower pocket water. The trout are starting to look up, and with good hatches of Golden Stones, caddis, Yellow Sallies, and the tail end of the Green Drakes (think spent spinners on top) the game will only get better as summer marches on. Fishing pressure is light in the more remote areas, but the campers are out in full force at the more easily accessible areas. There will be no “Dog Days” this year on the NFYR, but when it gets Africa hot, mornings and evenings will produce the best and find those springs that enter the river. With over 30 miles of river bordering Hwy 49, you can always find your own spot on one of the most amazing watersheds in Northern California.

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North Fork Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 8.22.18

North Fork Yuba River Report

Conditions remain the same for the North Fork Yuba River with a few slight changes. There is a Trico spinner fall when air temps reach 65 to 70 degrees. The trout are rising to spent spinners in the film, Also, the little western Green Drake is out in very small numbers. Now that the kids are back in school there is very little fishing...

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Northern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 8.9.18

Water levels in the upper watershed of the North Fork Yuba River are at their summer lows. The wild rainbows and occasional brown trout are now concentrated in the deeper pools, slots, and runs. There is still plenty of caddis out, especially in the evenings. Terrestrials are receiving lots of love now and become an important diet for trout during the dog days of...

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North Fork Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 7.27.18

Fishing remains good on the North Fork Yuba even during this everlasting heat wave thanks to deep subterranean springs that feed the upper watershed. The flows have dropped a little, so focus on the deeper slots, runs, and plunge pools were the native rainbows are concentrated.

Fishing pressure remains light, there seems to be more swimmers than anglers lately. Water...

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North Fork Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 6.28.17

North Fork Yuba 

It’s that time of year when I’m done with the stillwaters of Plumas National Forest and switching gears to guide on the North Fork Yuba River, and the Little Truckee River. My first two trips on the NFYR were beyond awesome due to the fact that my guests love small water and wild trout on light weight rods. The flows are a tad high in the upper...

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North Fork Yuba and Frenchman’s Lake Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 10.17.2017

Frenchman’s Lake Fishing Report

Frenchman’s Lake – Much better weather in the last week with glassy conditions has allowed for some incredible sight fishing opportunities. There are much more fish in the northern part of the lake and it seems much of the population is ganged up there. Most of the trout are in the upper water column with many of them right on the...

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North Fork Yuba, Lake Davis, and Truckee

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 9.14.2017

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I’ve been roaming back and forth from the Truckee area to the North Fork Yuba River for the past few months, and now it’s time to concentrate my guiding over to the Truckee River and Little Truckee River area for fall. I really can’t wait to be on the Northern Sierra stillwaters as well in a week or two when the water temperatures come down a little more. The...

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North Fork Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 8.23.2017

North Fork Yuba River ~ Jamison Creek Fishing Report

Water levels are at an all-time low for the season resulting in even more fishable water. Fishing has been great using dry flies for small wild rainbows, and when using lighter rods you get to feel the tug, while seeing a bent rod. It’s been really fun! Water temps range from 56 in the morning to 64 in the...

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North Fork Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 8.10.17

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Flows are still a tad high for this time of year, but overall the fishing is great if you love small wild rainbows that shimmer like jewels in the Northern Sierra sun, and top water dry fly action. Water temperatures remain prime running 56 degrees in the morning and 63 in the afternoon for the upper watershed. It’s so awesome to see my guests truly appreciate a...

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North Fork of the Yuba Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 8.4.2017

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The North Fork Yuba River is firing on all cylinders right now and conditions are perfect. I’ve been focusing my trips in the upper watershed where there are numerous cold subterranean springs entering the river pumping in 42 to 46 degree crystal clear water. Water temperatures in the main stem river are 56 in the morning rising to 63 in the afternoon, the water...

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