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Fishing Report

Lake Davis and Frenchman’s Lake Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 6.1.2017

With Lake Davis being 13 feet higher than last fall it has been very tough locating fish in the usual spots. The behavior of the resident rainbows has been very odd. A large population of them is in deeper water, 20 to 30 feet down in the main channel of Grizzly creek by the big island. Out of reach for fly anglers, but the trolling meat hunters are being...

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Lake Davis and Frenchman Reservoir Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 5.11.17

Lake Davis / Frenchman’s Reservoir Fishing Report

The water levels at Lake Davis have risen 13 feet since January 1st, and it’s full to the brim. I’ve never seen it so big, and one can only truly grasp it unless they are there in person. It’s up into the conifers and forest land. Those rainbows that have the ability to spawn are pretty much done with it, and as in the...

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North Sierra Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 4.20.17


Lake Davis, Frenchman’s Reservoir, Middle Fork Feather Report

Lake Davisis about 80% iced out and access is very limited. The Taylorsville – Beckwourth road on the eastside is not plowed past the intersection where Lake Davis road meets. You’ll need snowshoes, cross country skis, or a snowmobile to reach areas like Coot Bay and Mallard Cove. Forget about launching a...

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Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

John Baiocchi reports on 2.2.17

Lower Yuba River Fishing Report

The Lower Yuba River dropped down to a slowly descending platform of 4,626 cubes. On my latest recon trip last week I saw some good looking side water that was screaming to be fished with a streamer. I had planned on fishing the river this past Monday and Tuesday but I came down with a nasty virus. When you have not been sick in years...

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Jon Baiocchi Reports on 11.17.2016

Hey ALL,  I have no report as I have not been on the water in the last week, but here’s an article I wrote on Gary LaFontaine’s Roll Over Scud pattern. - J.

Gary LaFontaine thought so far outside the box, that the box did not even exist. I’ve always admired Gary’s approach to solving fly fishing’s tough questions of why. He would first study as much written...

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Lake Davis Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 10.13.2016

So far, the fall season at Lake Davis has been better than expected. The fall colors are turning on but this year has seen uneven colors, with many trees already dropping their leaves. Fishing pressure remains light. Water temperatures are 51 to 55 degrees. It needs to get a little colder for the rainbows to remain in the shallows all day long. Hopefully after...

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Lake Davis & North Fork Yuba River fishing report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 10.6.2016

The last few weeks at Lake Davis we saw above normal temperatures with some days of light wind. During this time there were fish in the shallows until about 1pm, then returning to the first ledge in deeper water from 8 to 15 feet. Water temperatures went from 60 to 64, then 58 to 62 degrees. Currently after this last storm rolled through, the water temps dropped...

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Lake Davis Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 9.29.2016

Even though we are in another warm up, water temperatures are falling and currently at 58 to 63 degrees. Conditions are changing for the better. Residen rainbows are starting to feed more and the fall bite has started. Fishing pressure has increased, but it’s not a problem to find your own spot. Target areas that are not being picked on, the trout will be way more...

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Northern Sierra Foothill Report

Jon Baiocchi Report on 9.1.2016

North Fork Yuba River

summer is coming to an end, days are noticeably shorter, mornings are colder, and the sun is arcing lower in the horizon each day. The North Fork Yuba River is still fishing well. You’ll have better success if you seek out sections that have not been fished; it’s time to hike into remote sections of the unknown. Water temperatures are stable at...

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Lake Davis Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi / Baiocchi’s Troutfitters Reports on 7.7.2016

Lake Davis - The end of the spring and summer season is upon Lake Davis. Water temps are 65 to 71 degrees. Be careful playing fish for long periods when the water is really warm, they may not make it when released, so be prepared to keep your catch.The damselfly hatch is still going strong but is in the midst of waning. Resident rainbows...

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