Fishing Season: Closed

North Yuba River - CA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Sierra Streamside Cabins's Tip of the Week

Deep nymph

Directions open in app

Map of North Yuba River

Water Flow Data

5-Day Outlook as of 4/17/24

River level nice

Techniques & Tips as of 4/17/24

European nymphs

Local Species Available Closed

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    brook and brown trout

Sierra Streamside Cabins's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Stimulators Orange, Pink, Chartr 10-12
BWO Olive/Brown 12-14
PMD Olive/Brosn 12-16
Goddard Caddis Olive, Brown, Brown/Black 12-14


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Sierra Streamside Cabins's Recommended Gear

Description: About North Yuba River

The North Yuba is a wonderful, widely accessible free stone river that flows from the 6,700' Yuba Pass to Bullard's Bar Lake, a distance of about 60 miles. The stream is open year-around but the regulations change to catch and release during the winter months from mid-November to the last Saturday in April. There are two small gold rush era towns, Downieville and Sierra City, along the river that offer lodging, meals and some fly gear and local fishing advice. See for info. Winter weather conditions are currently adverse. Reporter can be reached via and 530.289.3379.

Nearest Airport:

Reno, NV


Stimulators, #14, orange and yellow {6/1} bwo, #12 Buzz hackles Copper johns Golden Stone fly mid June pmd

Best Time to Fish:

Currently Pm

Best Stretch:

Between Downieville and Sierra City

Best Access:

Highway 49 near Downieville