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.
August 16, 2021

The fishing has been decent on the MFFR. It’s definitely low.  Make sure to really go through the runs and switch up flies, depth, and weights.  Dry flies in the evening have been off and on.

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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Wading Info

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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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