River Overview

One of the very first pieces of water to be named a wild and scenic river.

Details

  • Target Species: Rainbow Trout
  • River Type: Headwater
  • Closest Town: Blairsden, CA & Graeagle, CA
  • Closest Fly Shops: Ace Mountain Hardware, Blairsden, CA
  • River Regulations & Closures: Open the last Saturday in April until November 15th. Artificial, barbless hooks only.
  • Hazards: This is a remote fishery with very limited cell or wifi signals. Bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes and more inhabit the Plumas area, and most of the river runs through canyons punctuated by boulders and deep pools.
January 10, 2020

The Middle Fork Feather River is currently closed. Be prepared for the annual early opener that starts on the 1st Saturday in April from the A-23 bridge downstream though Graeagle to the Mohawk Bridge. Early season and high water on the MFFR is when the bigger browns and rainbows are usually caught using swinging/stripping presentations with streamers. Look for a detailed report coming in mid April of 2020!

Wading

Wading the Middle Feather river is simple in some places, and dangerous in others. Moving through remote portions of Plumas County, the Middle Feather is calm in some sections and then tumbles through boulders and rocky canyons in others. This is true adventure fishing where a wading staff and supportive boots make all the difference.


Active Bugs

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Optimal CFS:

100 - 300

Strategy

Guide Tips: Look for sunny spots on the river mid-day, trout will be holding in the warmer sections of the river and feeding until dark.

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Guide Recommended Gear

Rod: 4-5 wt

Line: Weight Forward Floating

Leader: 5x

Tippet: 5x

Weight: Yes

Indicator: Yes

Waders: Yes

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