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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Steelheading California - Folsum in February

Could anybody offer some advice re: steelhead fishing in the Folsum, CA area in February (2/6 - 2/14)? I'm aware of the American river but know that it can be iffy. Without giving away hot secret spots, are there any other valuable streams which get steelie runs in the area? Also, what might be some productive spey and/or steelhead flies for both the American and others? Lastly, might there be any worthwhile and/or legal trout fishing in the area? Thanks very much for any advice and counsel.
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Depending on what you consider in the area, you could try the Yuba, Feather River, or the Sacramento. The American is a little slow at the moment from the reports I've heard. However, that could change by February.

My feeling and experience is that the steelhead around here like smaller flies size 6-10. Maybe a 4 on occasion. There are many rainbows in those systems too.

If you want more specific information, feel free to PM me.
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Yuba!

If you want steelhead and lots of big trout. Swinging flies is pretty productive, yet a lot of guys bobicator fish if thats your preference, which is generally more effective.

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Thanks!!

Thank you very much! I may PM. I fell in love with spey casting and swinging my own flies. I did bobicating and bottom-drifting for too many years as I believed success in very cold water meant real deep and real slow until I sat on a bank one time and watched 3 speyfishers begin to catch fish on decent sized flies. After that, I was hooked. I still have much to learn though.
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