The Fish Sniffer - Shad Are Hitting Flies
Shad Are Hitting Flies

Written By: Dan Bacher, June 29, 2014
Species: Shad
Location: Feather River- Lower,

The shad continue to provide the most productive fishing on the Feather and Yuba rivers. 

The Yuba is proving to be the better of the two rivers for shad now. “Sherri, my wife, guide Dave Barbieri and I caught and released a dozen fish on a fly fishing trip to the Yuba River in an hour of fishing,” said Bob Boucke at Johnson’s Bait and Tackle. “We could see a lot of shad schooled in the water.”

They fished the stretch between Walnut Ave and the mouth of the river. The males averaged 2 pounds apiece, while the females went up to 4 pounds. The best fly color was orange.

Savvy fly fishermen are hooking steelhead in the low flow area of the Feather while using dry flies. The fish average 1-1/2 to 2 pounds and go up to 5 pounds, reported Fil Torres of Oroville Outdoors.

Combined releases below the Thermalito Afterbay Outlet are now 2,000 cfs.




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