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It's been a while since I have posted anything, but I hope the knuckleheads who I met fishing last Friday on the Yuba read this.

So I am fishing my favorite run on the Yuba first thing last Friday morning, looking forward to some egg bite magic.  And sure enough, I have a few strikes; land some, lose some.  Within 30 minutes, two older women approach, don't say anything, but one parks herself literally 20 yards above me while the other camps 20 yards below me.  Unfreakin' believable; the run is hundreds of yards long and only a quarter mile from another good run and they park right on top of me!! 

So I ask the one above me if she really intends to fish right on top of me; she acts like I am speaking a foreign language. 

Lady - if you read this post, I hope some day Karma catches up with you, or at a minimum, you learn fishing etiquette, you damn MORON!!

DJ

 



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Well sorry you got crowded out on the Yuba. Hope you caught some fish in front of them! Actually 20 yards during the egg bite is not really pushing it. The problem most of the time is lack of communication by new or uneducated fly fishers. I always ask and talk to anyone in the run before stepping in. I have even shared a run with a guide in a drift boat. We were all catching fish! The best fishing was in September before the crowds showed up. Swing a caddis soft hackle at the end of every drift and you can double your catch rate...

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Otter,

Thanks for the advice about the caddis soft hackle. I have to say: I love the Yuba, but too often, it doesn't love me. I appreciate all of the advice.

Thanks,
DJ

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The only way I know of to beat the crowds on the Yuba is to start fishing here and work your way down



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For sure no crowds up there right now!!!  It is closed season above the bridge.  I got up to the Yuba last Sunday.  Egg bite is on, although quite a few redds are stacked up in new places.  Impressive salmon run this year, although, as I say, you have to do some walking to find many of them this year.



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The only way I know of to beat the crowds on the Yuba is to start fishing here and work your way down


 whats the access like ? Off moonie flat rd?



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Drive to Englebright and paddle across the lake to the PG & E access road on the other side.  A cheapo rubber raft will work just fine, or I skapose a pontoon, but leave the float tube at home unless you want to die.  One hundred feet of rope is good for portaging your raft around the actual falls.



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That may have applied in the good old days... Meaning you could float the upper river, but these days what you might see is a scene out of the River Wild!! All of that area is private and they have people enforcing private property rights. The good thing is that CDFW has improved the fishery with regulations. Wild rainbows, wild steelies, wild salmon and singing reels!! The salmon are not to be touched, but the trout and steelies are what you want anyways.

Also as has been mentioned it is illegal to fish above the Highway 20 bridge right now.


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Yes Chris, certainly the good old days, I quit fishing the Yuba when the crowds arrived and some idiot half out of his mind with a .45 wanted people off of his property. The end of the 100+ fish days on the Yuba.

Leo threatened to go up to his trailer and get a shotgun and "tried" to sick his German Shepard on us but he was just a cranky old man..I'm curious how many people remember Leo?

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yes i remember that piece of s---,  i was fishing below his trailer when after some heated words he sent his trained attack german shepard after me. i poked the dog in the nose with my fly rod and told him that i would own his car ,his trailer, his ugly ass wife and shoot his dog ifhe didnt call that thing off me. he called the dog away then called the sheriff. i caught a few more fish the headed back downstream. i was convinced that he could not leagally keep people off the water withing the high water mark, i found that i was wrong. the old guy has mineral rights to the middle of the river. oh well guess i was the a-hole! btw Rob were you with me when this took place? i cant remember.



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Yeah Greg, that was me. I'll never forget the day I blew an air horn in his face:........twice! :)

Chris, the hassle of the Yuba just isnt worth it to me any more. Glad to hear someone enjoying it though.



-- Edited by lightfoot on Wednesday 11th of December 2013 11:37:54 AM

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It sounds like you and Greg used to have some good times on the Yuba!! Here's a new one for people walking upriver from the bridge. There are groups of people floating from the private Jarvis reserve downstream. Meaning if you hike way up to the UC property it is likely it has been hit by at least two people in all the good runs.....

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I ran into some of these *******s way back, but they were never able to catch up with me ;) Those upper runs used to have some of the best hatches I have seen in Ca.

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