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Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

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Hogan Brown, Hogan Brown Fly

Lower Yuba River  - spent the last 3 days guiding the Lower Yuba and fishing was fair to good. The river is clearing everyday and when I left yesterday had about 1’ of visibility. We got good numbers of 14-18" trout on all 3 days with some bigger fish mixed in and lost. There some winter steelhead in the river as I saw a few role, jump, and throw our hooks. Nymphing with eggs and rubber legs was the most effective but when we did get out of the boat and swing the spey/switch rods we did hook fish swinging flies in most run…so take your pick how you want to fish. With some color to the water it is a great time to swing flies. Skwala nymphs are making their way to the banks and the hatch should be happening in a few weeks I imagine. 

With the recent garage of storms fishing on the Butte Creek and the Lower Yuba are really shopping up for a great late December and January. 

Open Dates:

  • Dec 27, 29, 31
  • Jan 2, 5-10, 19 
  • Feb 8, 9, 14, 28

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