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Yuba River Guided Fly Fishing Trips with Baiocchi’s Troutfitters

About Fly Fishing The North Fork Yuba River

The North Yuba River is a fascinating fishery with the most beautiful wild rainbows in Northern California. From the headwaters down to Bullard’s Bar reservoir the river is filled with pocket water, long runs, and deep pools offering over 40 miles of river access along Hwy 49. Local flora and fauna mixed with the surrounding canyon offers eye candy like no other. Fly fishing the North Fork Yuba River is a grand experience and a must experience.

Jon is the most active guide on the North Fork Yuba River and when the summer heat turns on, he knows exactly where the cold springs enter the watershed ensuring good fishing, and comfortable conditions for wet wading. The North Fork Yuba River is ideal for the beginning fly angler, and for the accomplished expert it provides a very fun fishery. From easy access, to areas that are wild and remote, the North Fork Yuba is a special freestone Sierra river.

About Fly Fishing The Lower Yuba River

The Lower Yuba River is a very challenging, moody, and complex body of water, it’s a river that has all the essential qualities that makes it a “must fish” destination spot. This river is a tailwater fishery that provides year round cold water and supports a healthy population of wild steelhead, Chinook salmon, and rainbow trout. Jon shortens the learning curve for his guests on the Lower Yuba River, and explains the seasons of the river with the right approach. More than a typical guide trip, you’ll learn everything you wanted to know about this special fishery, while gaining the knowledge to be more successful on your own.


Using pontoon boats is a very productive way to fish the Lower Yuba River. We use these boats as a taxi to drift from one area to another, covering more effective water gives the fly angler a higher rate of success. Jon offers Pontoon Workshops for guests, and group trips such as fly clubs. For group workshops, Jon works with Lance Gray of Lance Gray & Co. The workshops provide the perfect opportunity to learn about setting up your craft correctly, on the water safety, proper oar strokes, ferrying from one side of the river to the other, and picking the right line down the river to avoid hazardous situations. The freedom of the drift opens up a whole new world for the bank angler on the Lower Yuba River, and offers a relaxing way to enjoy the river.

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Aquatic insects flourish on the Lower Yuba River with prolific hatches of pale morning duns, march browns, pink alberts, caddisflies, and the skwala stone fly just to name a few. The Lower Yuba offers anglers many different fishing opportunities to choose from, but the highlight is the winter dry fly fishing where hunting heads and technical presentations reward the angler.

Jon is one of the few top notch walk and wade guides who emphasis is on teaching his guests the moods of the Lower Yuba River, and sharing the secrets of all the techniques that can make any angler more successful.

Lower Yuba River and North Fork Yuba Fishing Reports


Visit my blog for frequently updated fishing reports on Lake Davis, Frenchman’s Reservoir, the North Fork Yuba River, the Middle Fork Feather River, the Lower Yuba River, and other destinations in northeastern California.


“I had a great day with you on the Yuba River. Not only did I learn about a beautiful river and forest, a ton of tips on techniques and tactics, and some etymology, but best of all, about you, a great person and guide who I would highly recommend to other fly fishers.”

– Scott Boller

“Thanks for a great tour of the Lower Yuba. I really enjoyed the instructions and river tour.”

– Will Dea

“My wife was celebrating her birthday and she has not stopped talking about our flyfishing trip we had with Jon on the North Fork of the  Yuba River. If she has told me once, she’s told me a dozen times that being on the river with her family and Jon was the best birthday ever! Jon is an awesome guide and a great spirit”

-Scott, St. Helena CA

“Jon, just wanted to tell you that Joe and I really enjoyed your guiding yesterday on the north fork of the Yuba River. As I told him, the best guides put you on the fish, and the rest is pretty much up to the client. But you did far more than that, and Joe appreciated the casting tips. He has not gone out that much, but I have been trying to help wean him off the spinning rod. He is getting there thanks to you.”

-Sincerely, Greg Jacobs

“Thanks so much for showing us a great time on the North Fork. When I asked my kids what they enjoyed most about our vacation, they did not hesitate-it was the fly fishing with Jon; the best guide in the state of California!

-Mark Smith, Chicago IL




Jon Baiocchi, owner and guide

Baiocchi’s Troutfitters

407 Gracie Road

Nevada City, CA 95959


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Baiocchi's Troutfitters is operated under a special use permit issued by the Plumas National Forest and is an equal opportunity recreation services provider.

Baiocchi's Troutfitters operates under Thy Rod & Staff's USFS Special Use Permit for the Tahoe National Forest.


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