The Yuba River

Yuba River

Just north of Marysville on Highway 20, you will find some of the strongest fighting rainbows and steelhead found anywhere. On the Yuba River each and every fish tests the angler's abilities and gear. This river is a classic tailwater fishery with many techniques proving successful. Over the course of the year clients have the opportunity to throw dry flies, streamers, and nymphs. We spend equal time between wading and drifting the clear cold waters of the river.



During the fall, bright steelhead and resident rainbows eat salmon eggs and nymph patterns behind spawning salmon. Prime dry fly fishing starts to peak in mid-February and lasts through May. The hatches progress over the spring starting with Skwala stoneflies, March Browns, PMD's, PED's, and caddis.



This is one of California's few fisheries that allows anglers to consistently cast dry flies to rising fish. Along with dries and nymphs, clients strip streamers in the deeper runs enticing larger trout out from the depths. The Yuba River is a true gem in California's wild trout and steelhead fisheries, so book a trip to test your skills against these burly fish.