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 successful method for my anglers.
The river is low and clear so having the proper presentation and efficient line management is key is presenting your small mayfly patterns. If you find yourself getting refused, nymphing seams, drop offs or behind redds has been producing decent numbers. Don’t be afraid to have faith in heavier tippet (3X) as there are larger steelhead amongst the 12-16” wild resident rainbows that are quite plentiful. Please be mindful as to where you wade and take care not to walk through salmon redds and if you’re in a boat please pay attention as to where you’re dropping or dragging anchor. Get out there and enjoy it. There’s been very little pressure out there by boat or bank anglers and the weather has been superb. Pack out what you pack in and go get a good one in the meantime. For booking please visit crflyfishing.com