Yuba River-2

The Yuba River in California

Located Near Yuba City, CA


Yuba River Fishing:

The Yuba river originates in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and drains out into the Feather river near Yuba City, California. The Yuba is home to several species of trout, Salmon and Steelhead. The Yuba is most noted for Steelhead fishing but at one time was a go to spot for Chinook as well. Salmon season vary on the Yuba but currently Chinook retention is not allowed.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon




When to Fish

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This river is catch and release pretty much year round, but from mid August till the end of October it is open to Salmon fishing.

**See California fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2 Steelhead per day. Chinook is closed to retention on this river but may reopen at later date.

**See California fishing REGS for details.



Preferred Fishing Tackle:

Barbless hooks are generally required when fishing for Salmon or Steelhead in California. Good options are Corky and yarn, Beads, Jigs or spinners, See REGS to be sure of the type of gear is allowed in the area of the river you are fishing.


Check California Regs to See if bait is allowed


Check California Regs to See if bait is allowed


Tackle Tips:
Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting sand shrimp or eggs. next possibly a stealhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. on the lower during salmon season but the upper offers more breathing room. Eye protection still recommended!

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