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March 2017 Fly Fishing News

Lower Yuba River Conditions and Update

3/20/2017 – Brian Clemens and I floated the Lower Yuba River yesterday for a little recon and fishing. We were the first boat down the course of the river since the nine high water events of 2017, including 2 at 80k+. Check out the highlights of the drift, and the amazing changes that the high water created on my blog HERE!  I’m booking trips for the spring season for 2017 on the Truckee River, Lake Davis, and the Middle Fork Feather River. Guide dates are starting to fill up on my calendar, and I only have 1 day open for the month of June at Lake Davis. CONTACT me now to secure your date!

Truckee River Conditions and Update

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3/27/2017 – The Truckee river has been fishing well using tight line nymph rigs close to the bank. The parking issue and access is much better thanks to warm bluebird weather, from Glenshire to the LT/BT junction, and down to Hirschdale. Even after last night’s burst of snow. The water is big and coming down a tad with large volumes of water released from Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, Prosser Reservoir, Boca and Stampede Reservoirs due to melting snow. These releases are being made to make room for the bulk of the runoff that is yet to come. Flows at Glenshire are 1,440 cubes, and down in Hirschdale it’s pumping at 2,990 cfs. Fishing slower and deeper side water is the key to success. A slight ridge of high pressure is currently building, with a weak system moving in Wednesday night into Thursday, and the outlook ahead is for no major storms in the next 10 days. Spring is here with new grass shoots coming up, Alpine Buttercups popping up, and the robins are back and beginning to pair up to build their nests. Click HERE to see the details on a new article I wrote in California Sportsman Magazine.

Upcoming Presentations for 2017


-EC Powell Fly Fishers, 4/11/2017
-Delta Fly Fishers, 4/12/2017
-Diablo Valley Fly Fisherman, 7/18/2017
-Santa Cruz Fly Fisherman, 9/6/2017 
-Trout Unlimited Chaptor 198, 9/7/2017
-Granite Bay Fly Casters, 9/14/17

If your fly fishing club is looking for quality presentations, like my new “Pontooning Rivers” and “Mastering the Dry Fly”, CONTACT me to arrange a date.

Fly Fishing Entomology Workshops For 2017


Back by popular demand I’m holding two entomology workshops on the North Fork Yuba River during the summer season. Click HERE for more information and to reserve your spot!

Native Sons Fly Fishing Tours

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Click HERE for more information on how you can learn about the Big and Little Truckee Rivers with our highly popular fly fishing tours. 2017 dates to be announced.

Lake Davis Still Water Outings with Baiocchi’s Troutfitters and Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters

Lake Davis 2014 still water outings

Click HERE to sign up for the most comprehensive stillwater experience and learn the techniques and tactics that will give you the confidence to approach any western lake, and improving your success. Now booking for the 2017 outings.

Baiocchi’s Troutfitters and Lance Gray & Company ~ Schools, Workshops, Tours, and Symposiums

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Lance and Jon have many special tours, workshops, and schools coming up this year that any fly angler looking for more information can gain insight on. From the Lower Yuba River and Lake Davis tours, pontooning rivers workshops, streamer schools, to fly fishing symposiums – We offer it all. Educating, sharing the knowledge, and teaching how to appreciate and give back to our waters is the theme with our programs. We cater to individuals, fly clubs, and also conservation groups. As Northern California natives, and stewards of the waters, we would be honored to have you join us.

Yuba River Jubilee ~ 8/12/2017

Lance Gray and I would like to invite you to the first annual “Yuba River Jubilee” on August 12th, 2017 from 1pm-7pm at Hammon Grove on the Yuba River. The Jubilee will showcase guides, clubs, fly shops, environmental groups, and state agencies that are all working hard to protect the wild populations of salmon, steelhead, and trout, making the Lower Yuba River the best it can be. Lance and I want to give back to the river that has given so many wonderful memories to us. This event is free to all who would like to participate! We will have a booth area for tables and popups for the many different organizations attending (tables and popups are not supplied), and a meeting area for participates to address the attendees. Raffle tickets will be sold to raise money for a worthy Yuba River benefactor (not named yet). We encourage all participants to go out of their way to attend this event. For more information and to officially sign up for the event, contact Lance at We hope you can join our first annual “Yuba River Jubilee”, see ya there! –J.

Our open dates for Schools, Workshops, and Tours at this time are:

-4/28/2017, Pontoon Workshop, booked.
-4/29/2017, Yuba Tour, booked.
-4/30/2017, Yuba Tour, booked.
-5/21/2017, Pontoon Workshop. 5 open, 3 booked. (view flier HERE)
-6/14/2017, Lake Davis Tour. 2 open.
-7/17/2017, Graeagle Tour. 6 spots open
-9/12/2017, Yuba Jubilee
. (view flier HERE)
-9/16/2017, Nymphing School, Truckee River.
-9/17/2017, Streamer School, Truckee River.
-9/18/2017, Truckee River Tour.

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For more information, and to book your highly informative day on the water, check out Lance’s website at; Lance Gray & Company



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