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Valley Stripers Fly Fishing Report

Valley Stripers Fly Fishing Report

OPEN DATES – IF YOU WANT TO GET ON MY CANCELATION LIST SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AS THERE ARE INEVTIABLY CANCELATIONS THAT COME UP.

July 10,

Aug 3, 31

Striper season is off and running and conditions are shaping up, as it seems every year to be different then the last. We have “high” but nowhere near abnormal or blown out water. The river is hovering around 10K CFS and clarity really varies depending on where you are in the river. Nowhere is “blown out” by any means, but there are areas with 3 feet of visibility and there are areas with 6” of visibility and knowing where color comes from throughout the river is key to finding good fishing.

 

Last year we dealt with COLD water and this year it seems we may, believe it or not, be dealing with warm water. While dirty water heats up faster then clear water water temps are still WARM. The last week taking off at Butte City water temps had reached 68-69 by the end of the day where the water never got that warm ALL summer or fall last year. While this doesn’t turn off or on the bite it just changes it. The one thing it will do is DRASTICLY and negatively affect salmon fishing as the good salmon fishing we had last year was due to the much colder then average water temps.

 

Lower Yuba River – Finally seems to be dropping, today it is down to 5100cfs and looks to be dropping each hour…who knows what the plan is. That said it is getting to a safe floatable flow here as my take out is right above the diversion dam so the higher flows are a bit dicey taking out RIGHT at the lip of the dam. That said clarity is awesome as anglers are hammering shad below the diversion dam and people are floating the public stretches of the river and getting some trout above. I am sure July – the fall are going to be great fishing on the Lower Yuba for trout.

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Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 11.16.18

Poor air quality conditions exist on the Lower Yuba River but fishing still remains decent for those that put in the work. Flows are stable at 993 cubes, just a tad up from my last report. Water is clear but not for long. 

Finally, a storm system will impact the area beginning on Wednesday, it’s been 6 months since we’ve seen the skies open up. The foothills are...

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Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

Chuck Ragan reports on 11.1.18

The Yuba River has been in great shape and the recent pulse flows proved to have been very beneficial at pushing some more salmon and steelhead up the river. Typically this time of year, nymphing egg patterns with small mayfly droppers can be the hot ticket but these last few weeks the nearly constant dry fly action has been hard to pass up and have been the most...

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North Folk Yuba Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 10.11.18

ishing has been really good on the North Fork Yuba River. It’s that time of year where nearly every body of water is on fire, fall ball is the best and an angler has so many choices to fish here in Nor Cal. 

Water temperatures are 53 to 58 degrees. Fishing pressure is pretty much non existent, and the campgrounds are empty. You’ll want to fish downstream of...

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Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 9.6.18

The canyon was buzzing with people over the holiday weekend and the river was fished over well in the more popular access areas. Change is in the air, and the seasons are shifting into the fall pattern, the second season is under way. Water temperatures have dropped in the upper watershed due to colder nights, now at 56 in the morning, and 62 in the afternoons.

Flows...

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Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

Jordan Romney reports on 8.29.18

Yuba Fall Expectations

There has not been much buzz running around about the Yuba this past summer. I’ve been out there a handful of times lately with very positive results. The hopper fishing was lights out at the beginning of the month. I had a guest raise over 20 fish on the Fat Albert and he landed about half of them. The
health of the fish is impressive. They...

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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 Folk Yuba Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 7.12.18

Yuba

Summertime mode is in full swing on the North Fork Yuba River, and the fishing is very good. The flows have dropped dramatically in the last two weeks making for perfect conditions. Water temperatures are starting out at 57 in the morning and topping out by 62 in the upper watershed. Fishing pressure is moderate in the easy access areas and next to nothing in the...

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Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 3.7.2018

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In the last week the flows came up dramatically on the Lower Yuba River during and after our biggest storm of the winter season. The river topped out at 3,188 cubes which is a perfect flushing flow with no harm done. Deer creek ran as high as 1,870 cfs and as always pumped in a lot of dirty water. Currently the Yuba River is at 959 cubes and there is just a tinge of...

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Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

Jordan Romney Reports on 2.28.2017

The dry fly fishing on the Yuba in 2018 has been the best i’ve ever seen.  Sure the fish are smaller than normal but the action is incredible.  The average size fish has increased lately to about 12-13 inches.  We’ve hooked, landed, and lost a few better ones too.  

I haven’t been seeing a ton of skwalas but my view is skewed. I see the river from a boat and do not...

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