|Yuba River Mud Bow|
The Yuba is slowly recovering after getting blasted with 10,000+ CFS about a week ago. The water clarity was pretty low the first day I was there but it got a bit clearer the following day. Despite the clarity issues, I was able to find fish both days with relative ease. You just need to know where to look.
Fish close to the banks, look for seams, look for structure, and cover water. The basics.
Be confident in knowing that trout can see perfectly fine when the water is muddy. If they couldn't see in dirty water they wouldn't survive very long.
Mayfly nymphs, San Juan worms, and midges were all on the menu.
There have been quite a few anglers out on the river and I like to avoid them as much as possible. When I find five anglers in a popular run I go off and fish the secret nooks and crannies that no one fishes. I always find fish there.
The real hype right now are the skwalas. I wasn't looking for them but I did find one dancing in the water. Guide Jon Baiocchi has a more thorough report on that shindig.