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 have been growing and getting back to the usual Yuba spunk.
The last time I was out the wind was blowing. It made the hopper casting tough for my guests. We switched to nymphs and immediately saw success. There has not been a tremendous number of bugs around so we through general attractors. Hares ears and Two-Bit Hookers were the ticket. We got a
few fish on stonefly nymphs too. Overall the fish seemed really eager.
I was able to see a couple of salmon moving around in deep holes above the Parks Bar Bridge. The salmon research team told me that there is a pile of fish stacked below Daguerre Dam. I am anticipating a good salmon year and a good egg bite this season. Although, I am a very optimistic angler and guide. I
think since we have had two good water years, we are due to a good return.
Swinging flies, wither soft hackles or small streamers has been producing too. Two handed or single hand action is a good way to switch things up when other techniques aren’t working.
Please note, that above the Parks Bar Bridge will be closed to fishing September 1 st . I have limited October availability so grab a date while they are still open. This is prime egg bite time.