Video and report by guides Anthony Caruesco & Matt Formento
Flows down on the Lower Yuba have been hovering just above 700 cubes for the last few weeks. These are VERY low flows for this time of year, which has kept the fish pretty spooky. That being said, there is still good fishing to be had. The low water combined with the unseasonably warm weather has started the Skwala Stonefly hatch a bit early. Along with the Skwalas there have been a mix of Blue Winged Olives, PMDs, March Browns, and Gray/Slate Drakes along with a few Caddis. The Yuba can be a fickle river, generous one day and handing you your lunch the next.. that’s what keeps us coming back. Tie up some Skwala Dries, or purchase a few at your favorite shop and test the banks of the Yuba, you might be pleasantly surprised at what happens.
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