YOU WILL NEED A VALID CALIFORNIA LICENSE, STEELHEAD REPORT CARD AND BAY-DELTA ENHANCEMENT STAMP TO FISH THE LOWER YUBA.
On June 23, 2009, the flows on the Lower Yuba were 1750 cfs which includes the flow from Deer Creek. The water flow has been reduced from 2200 cfs. The water is clear with the temperature in the mid-fifties.
Pat and I fished the upper section June 21, 2009. There was a sporadic hatch of PMD’s and a few Little Yellow Stone flies but the hatches never really materialized. I dry fly fished with a yellow stone imitation and did wind up with one fish about 15 inches and two other rises that I missed. Pat was unable to raise a fish nymphing. We only spent a couple of hours fishing, as the prime purpose of the session was to acclimate our two new dogs into fly fishing with us.
Dries: BWO Parachute#16-20, BWO emergers #16-#20, Adams Parachute #14-#18, PMD emergers #16, PMD Parachute #16. Little Yellow Stone #16
Nymphs: San Juan Worm #12, Green Rock Worm #10-#12, FB PT #16-#18, Turkey Bead-head #14-16, Fox Pupa olive #14-16, Black AP #16-18, Hare’s Ear soft hackle #16, green soft hackle #12=#14 Hares Ear (dark) #12