Did you know you can go fishing locally year round? Local fly fishing school owner Ralph & Lisa Cutter stopped by the Outside Inn the other week to say hi and we got an opportunity to chat about some of the local spots for fishing. Their school California School of Fly Fishing offers classes and private clinics where you can learn the “basics of casting, knot tying, fly and equipment selection, reading the water, safety, and of course catching (and releasing) fish,” says Ralph Cutter. If you’re looking for a local guide, check out Baiocchi’s Troutfitters. I spoke with Jon Baiocchi about Nevada City fishing options and he highly recommends the Lower Yuba River as a “premier for trout, salmon and steelhead. It is the best winter spot in California for dry fly fishing, a fly that floats on the surface which is a neat game for fly fishing, a real visual experience.” He explained to me that every month is productive on the Lower Yuba River. Check out Jon’s blog for more in depth local fly fishing information, including information about his recent article for California Fly Fisher about Skwala hatch. Jon also recommends that anyone who is interested in fishing in the Nevada City/Grass Valley region stop by Tom Page’s shop Reel Anglers, because not only do they sell rods, fly reels, waders, vests, footwear or clothing supply but Tom is a great resource for the area. In addition to gear Tom also offers guiding on all are local waters: North Fork Yuba, Lower Yuba, Feather River, Truckee River, and all the local Reservoirs. So regardless of your skill level there are lots of great resources for locals and visitors who want to go fishing.
© 2014 InnSide Nevada City, © photos by Ralph Cutter, Tom Page and Jon Baiocchi