Lower Yuba River Hatch Chart - Updated on February 22nd, 2013

For most of us fly fishers that have attempted to figure out the Lower Yuba, it's seasons, it's bugs, and how to catch the residence rainbows and winter and summer steelhead, I have put together the information that I have gained by many years of fishing the Lower Yuba, and about six months of research to create this Lower Yuba River Hatch Chart.

This research has provided the information included in the Hatch Chart, which includes, recommended "Patterns" to match the bugs found on the river, entomological "Attributes" of the bugs, the "Habitats" that you will find the bugs, and simple "Presentation" techniques to fool them.

The Lower Yuba River Hatch Chart has been updated on 02/22/13 and many of the fly patterns listed can be found at the Reel Anglers Fly Shop in Grass Valley, CA. Call Tom Page at the shop and he can hook you up.


Hatch Volume Key: None   Minor   Major   Peak

Clay's "Go To" patterns. Includes pattern recipe.


Signature Fly Tiers

FFT Master Pattern Index

Caddis

Mothers Day Caddis or Spring Caddis or Grannoms

(Family: Brachycentrus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation
Spotted Sedge Caddis or Summer Caddis

(Family: Hydropsyche)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation
Green Rock Worm

(Family: Rhyacophila)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation

Mayfly

Blue Wing Olive (BWO)

(Family: Baetis)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation
Western March Brown

(Family: Rhithrogenia)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation
Pink Ladies, Pinkies, Pink Ladies or Yellow Quills

(Family: Epeorus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation
Pale Morning Dun or PMDs

(Family: Ephemerella)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation
Pale Evening Dun or PEDs

(Family: Heptagenia Elegantula)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation
Slate Drake Mayfly or Great Western Leadwing

(Family: Isonychia)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation
Tricos

(Family: Tricorythodes)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation

Stoneflies

Skwala Stonefly or Brown Willow Fly

(Family: Perlodidae)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation
Little Yellow Stonefly or Yellow Sally

(Family: Isoperla)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation
Golden Stonefly or Golden Stone

(Family: Callineuria Pacifica)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation

The Others

Grasshoppers

(Family: Scientific Name: genus Orthoptera Common Names: Hopper)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation
Roe or Eggs

(Family: Common Name: Fish eggs)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Patterns
Attributes
Habitat
Presentation

The Others - Attractor Nymphs