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Yuba River - Near Marysville - California

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Water Flow Chart

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Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Late Morning - Mid Afternoon #16-18 Pheasant Tail Nymph, Comparadun
Midges Afternoon #16-22 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
February BWO Late Morning - Mid Afternoon #16-18 Pheasant Tail Nymph, Comparadun
Skwala Stoneflies Noon - Dusk #8-10 Yuba Skwala, Skwala Stone Nymph
March Skwala Stoneflies Noon - Dusk #8-10 Yuba Skwala, Skwala Stone Nymph
April March Brown Afternoon - Early Evening #12-14 March Brown Nymph, March Brown Dry
Caddis Dawn - Dusk #14-16 Tent Wing Caddis, Buckskin Caddis
May Caddis Dawn - Dusk #14-16 Tent Wing Caddis, Buckskin Caddis
PMD Morning - Afternoon #14-16 PMD Sparkle Dun, PMD Emerger
June PMD Morning - Afternoon #14-16 PMD Sparkle Dun, PMD Emerger
Golden Stone Morning - Afternoon #8-10 Golden Stone Nymph, Stimulator
July Hopper Morning - Evening #10-12 Hopper Patterns, Chernobyl Ant
August Hopper Morning - Evening #10-12 Hopper Patterns, Chernobyl Ant
September Fall Caddis Dawn - Dusk #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis, Olive Caddis Pupa
October Fall Caddis Dawn - Dusk #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis, Olive Caddis Pupa
November Fall Baetis Mid Morning - Afternoon #18-20 BWO Parachute, Baetis Nymph
Midges Afternoon #18-22 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
December Fall Baetis Mid Morning - Afternoon #18-20 BWO Parachute, Baetis Nymph
Midges Afternoon #18-22 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

The Yuba River, near Marysville, offers excellent spots for fly fishing. Some of the best places to consider include:

  • Hammon Grove Park: Stretching along the river, it’s filled with Rainbow and Brown Trout.
  • Englebright Lake: Located on the Yuba River, it’s a great spot for fly fishing especially during the fall season.
  • Daguerre Point Dam: The area just below the dam provides a natural habitat for fish making it an ideal spot.
  • Lower Yuba River: Flowing from Englebright Dam to the Feather River, it’s home to large fish like Steelhead trout and Chinook salmon.
  • Upper Yuba River: The stretch from Lake Spalding to Englebright Reservoir is less crowded and offers a peaceful fishing experience.

Best Access Points

Yuba River in Marysville region offers diverse options for fly fishing. Here are some of the best access points:

  • Hammon Grove Park: Located downstream of the Highway 20 Bridge, this spot provides easy access to the river. The tailwater flows have abundant hatches and wild trout.
  • Hallwood Boulevard: This lower river stretch provides great access for steelhead fishing, particularly in winter and early spring.
  • Sicard Flat Road: This area is some miles upriver from Marysville. Ideal for drift boats and excellent steelhead fishing during season.
  • Daguerre Point Dam: Near Marysville, offers steady fishing action for Chinook salmon, steelhead, and shad.
  • Highway 20 Bridge: This spot offers good shore access to the river, making it a popular option for fly fishing.

Note: Access may change based on season, watershed conditions and local regulations, always respect private property.

Local Fish

  • Rainbow Trout: This is the signature species of the Yuba River and a popular target for fly fishermen.
  • Brown Trout: Although not as common as Rainbow Trout, they are still targeted by fly fishermen due to their strength and size.
  • Chinook Salmon: Also known as King Salmon, these fish migrate up the Yuba River to spawn and are an excellent target for experienced fly fishermen.
  • Steelhead: A sea-run form of Rainbow Trout that return to the Yuba River to spawn. They are larger and more muscular than their freshwater counterparts.
  • White Sturgeon: This is a giant freshwater fish which can be caught on flies in the Yuba River, but they require specialized equipment due to their size.
  • Striped Bass: They migrate up the Yuba River from the ocean and are quite a thrilling catch for fly fishermen.
  • Shad: This fish migrates up the river in huge numbers during the summer months, providing exciting fly fishing.
  • Mountain Whitefish: An abundant species in the Yuba River that is perfect for beginner fly fishermen.

About The River

Yuba River flows in the Sierra Nevada in California, right near the charming town of Marysville. This beautiful body of water boasts a history as rich as the natural beauty that surrounds it. Yuba River was a vital lifeline for the Maidu Indians, who inhabited the region for hundreds of years. However, it gained national prominence during the California Gold Rush in the mid 19th century. Literally thousands of people flocked to the riverbanks, hoping to make their fortune. Today, the river’s gold-rush history remains, but it’s also a popular spot for recreational activities. These include:
  • Fishing: Trout and salmon are among the species you can catch.
  • Hiking: Walk along scenic trails and enjoy the river’s stunning vistas.
  • Rafting: If you’re a thrill-seeker, experience the river’s fast-paced rafting opportunities.
The Yuba River serves as an essential reminder of California’s past while offering plenty of enjoyment for the present!
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