Fishing Report 3/25/2020
Lower Yuba is still fishing really good. The dry fly fishing is the best we have had in years. Skwala stones are still around. The best action has been on Pinkies, Caddis, March Browns and Blue wing olives.
Best Flies have been Pinky cripple, sparkle duns, Quigley’s Sparkle Stacker Yuba Pinky, Parachute March Brown’s, March Brown Emerger, March Brown Cripple.
North Yuba fishing is slow but should start to fire shortly. This is the time of year when I usually find the bigger fish. Here’s a hint, fish bellow Downiville.
Bullards Bar is fishing good the water temps are still in the low 50’s so the bass bite is soft. The best technique for cold water bass is the Float -n- Fly. You can also pick up fish slow striping streamers on a sinking line. This is the time of year when the big girls come up to the shallows to spawn.
Englebright Lake fishing has been tough but should start picking up. This time of year it’s best to hunt the shores for moving fish. Usually in April, Skipper Cove Marina will release the big trout they raise in net pins. These fish are known to eat big streamers.
Lower Yuba is fishing really good right now. Skwala Stones are on the menu. Start the day with Tom’s Klinken Stone or a Biot Epoxy stone in sizes 10 and 12 drop a size 16 – 20 baetis nymph below. Best Baetis nymphs have been Baetis Bead Head, Tailwater Tiny, Sloan Mighty May, and Panty Dropper Baetis. Best dries have been Lo Pro skwala, Tom’s Flush Floater Skwala, Quigley’s Sparkle Flag BWO, Parachute Adams, Tom’s Yuba Pinky and Quigley’s Sparkle Flag pink. Swinging March Brown Emergers, Pinky Emergers and BWO Soft hackles have all been doing well.