|PMDs Are Hatching|
Monday, February 29, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
After spending a few days on the Yuba this week it's official, the river is fishing tough. Crowds continue to flock the river despite the poor fishing conditions. Every angler I came across shared the same results; skunked.
Why is the fishing so difficult? The river was fishing great when there was a murky tint to it but now that it's cleared up a bit the fishing has been very tough.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
|One For The Day|
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
|One Little Split Shot Makes All The Difference|
Getting your flies to the bottom is absolutely essential when fishing subsurface and anglers need to always carry a couple of split shots to get the job done. There are a lot of split shot products out there but most are cheap, not reusable, and slide down the leader.
After going through a few brands I finally found Dinsmore split shots that are the greatest things in fly fishing since marabou feathers.
Friday, February 12, 2016
|Murky Yuba Day|
The Yuba is still murky but continues to teach and reward those who learn. The flows are somewhat stable at around 1,000 CFS and the clarity is about 2ft - 3ft with clearer conditions in the shallower water. The skwalas are out but the tinted conditions are making it tough for the fish to see them. Nymphing is the name of the game.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
|Almost Ready To Fish|
Ellis lake is a tricky lake to pattern. The lake sees a lot of pressure during the warm months in the spring, summer, and fall and depending on the timing of the year, certain species will either turn on or off. With a week of warm 70 degree weather, the largemouth should have turned on but I haven't found them yet.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
|Epic Yuba Blowout|
Since then I've purchased a lot of Cortland tapered leaders and was surprised when I recently turned over a Cortland tapered leader package to find a sticker that read:
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.