Middle Fork Yuba River
The middle fork begins at Jackson Meadows Reservoir (6,200 feet) and flows southwest and ends at Englebright Lake, west of Nevada City. You can reach the upper section of the river via Jackson Meadows Road off of Highway 89, north of Truckee.
Jackson Meadows Road is a 17 mile road offering decent access to the river.
The best fishing on this stretch is Milton Reservoir, which is about 2 miles below Jackson Meadows. The Milton Reservoir is a special regulations body of water and so does not get fished much. It is barbless hook only, but hosts rainbows and browns from 18 to 22 inches long, and some even larger. The Milton Reservoir is best fished in the spring, later in the summer the weeds grow and make it difficult to access the water. There are many midge, caddisfly and Callibaetis mayflies hatching for the fish to feed on. Also use Woolly Buggers, Pheasant tail nymphs, Hare's Ears nymphs and Zug bugs.
Another access point is along the Tyler Foote Crossing Road, which branches off Highway 49 several miles south of North San Juan.
Another access point is at the Highway 49 bridge across the Middle Fork (one mile north of San Juan).