Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 End Of The Year Reflection

Chunky Yuba Bows

My trip to the Yuba River today was my last outing for 2015. The river is fishing well and has a great olive tint with about 2ft of clarity. San Juan worms, midges, and mayfly patterns were getting it done. I went 5/8, easy pezy. Lots of folks out on the Yuba so be prepared to share.

The past couple months have been rough. My car got wrecked, our family dog passed away, and my future is a bit clouded right now. However life is short so instead of focusing on the bad times we  reflect on the good times.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Shhh... Don't Tell Santa

Breaking In My New TFO Rod

With a good flush from a winter storm the Yuba is fishing pretty good. I managed to sneak out with my Christmas present, a TFO Finesse 5WT, and tested it out on some fatty Yuba bows above the bridge. The river is sitting at 590 CFS and the conditions were bright and cold.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Yuba's Winter Puzzle

Solid 17'' Winter Bow

During my recent outing to the Yuba this week I was really trying to figure out the trick to these winter trout. The water is very low this year sitting at ~580 CFS and without any winter blowouts, the fishing has been pretty lackluster. I haven't gone home skunk but the fish are really concentrated in certain parts of the river at the moment.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Getting Into The Winter Swing

Winter Yuba Trout

The early winter weather is starting to settle in with near freezing nights and cold days. This time of the year is often a tough time to fish. Low water temperatures slow down a fish's metabolism making them less likely to move to take a fly. Finding the correct depth and presentation is key to hooking up. The flip slide of pursuing not so active fish is that there is a better chance of hooking into something big.