Sat, May 18 | Yuba River

Yuba River shad “wade-out” - 1st of two

Shad wading trip on the Lower Yuba River.
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Yuba River shad “wade-out” - 1st of two

Time & Location

May 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Yuba River, Yuba River, California, USA

About The Event

Shad wading trip on the Lower Yuba River. Wade and swing shad flies.

Note: There will be two shad fish-outs on the Yuba this year, the first on Saturday 5/18/19, and the second on Wednesday 5/22/19. There is a limit of 10 members on each of these two fish-outs.

Members will only be allowed to sign up for one of the two dates (unless less than 10 sign up for the second fish-out.)

FYI- We plan on having a pre-fishout get together to help make sure you are ready for shad fishing. The exact meeting place and other details will be provided the closer we get to the fish-out date.

Fishout Leaders:

  • Dave Slack
  • Jim Lynch
  • GCFF Fish-out Committee Coordinator: Mike Connor ‭(530) 277-1507‬ jmconnor@ucdavis.edu

Fish For: American Shad aka ”freshwater tarpon"

Fishing Strategy:

Once a fishable school has been located, walk on the river bed and cast to the waiting fish.

Recommended Gear:

  • Rods: 6-8 weight
  • Lines: Full sink or sink tip depending on river flows
  • Leaders: 5 to 7’ of 6 to 8 lb. test Fluoro or Mono
  • Tippet: 6 to 8 lb. test Fluoro or Mono
  • Flies: Small patterns of traditional shad flies including the Bloody Maria (refer to Reel Anglers Fly Shop or YouTube)
  • Other: Wading staff (ski pole with a leash), a camera for pics in the newsletter.

What participants need to know:

  • Calif Fish & Wildlife regulations require a Steelhead Report & Restoration Card and barbless hooks to fish the Lower Yuba River.
  • Bloody Maria is also available at Kiene's Fly shop
  • River flows, fish runs, and river access will determine gear and access details.
  • The Lower Yuba River is populated with New Zealand Mud Snails. Thoroughly clean your boots and waders after the outing to prevent the spread this invasive species.

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