Archive for May, 2010

Fly Fish Utah: Middle Provo River – Spring Fishing

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Middle Provo (Jordanelle to Deer Creek)

The nymphing fishing on the Middle Provo had been very good.  Fish are holding in deeper slower runs and close to the banks.  The Blue Wing Olives have been coming on stong during the hrs of 12:00 – 3:00 and we are seeing a stong Caddis hatch as well in the later evening into dusk.  Stone Fly nymphs are starting to produce good results.

Streamflow: 427 CFS
Primary Hatches: Midges (#18 – #24) BWO’s (#18 – #20)
Best Techniques: Fish are holding in deeper slower runs and close to the banks.  Fish light rigs in tight and run the bounce RIG if you are fishing deeper faster runs.  Keep your 6X handy when fishing dries.

Best Flies: Jujubee midge (18-22), BWO Barr Emergers (18-20), Zebra Midges (16-24), Disco Midges (18-22), RS2 (18-20)Brown Worm (16) Red Worm (16)


Lower Provo Fishing Report May 24, 2010

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

Come out and enjoy the World Class Fly Fishing on the Provo River.  The flows on the lower have came down drastically the last few days.  The trout are on the EAT.  If you want to sight fish or chuck dry flies you’re in for a treat.  The fish are more eager to eat your fly then they have been all year.  Fish are in all types of water right now.  Slow deep run, shallow riffles and fast runs.  Get out and enjoy the fishing now!

Streamflow:: 370 CFS

Primary Hatches: Midges (#18 – #24) BWO’s (#18 – #20)
Best Techniques:
Deep nymphing, shallow riffles and fast deep runs, suspended nymphs, dry-dropper, single dry are all catching fish now. Run the Bounch Rig in the deeper faster water.
Best Flies:
BWO Barr Emergers (18-20), Zebra Midges (16-24), Disco Midges (18-22), RS2 (18-20)SOW BUGS (18-16) Barr’s Emerger (20-18)


Middle Provo River Fishing Report – BWO’s

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Middle Provo (Jordanelle to Deer Creek)

Similar conditions to the Lower Provo, without the major BWO hatches, but that should change the next few weeks. Lots of pressure lately so if you want solitude, take a hike below legacy bridge or river road. Keep an eye out for the big Skwala Stones (10-12) the next few weeks.
Streamflow: 305 CFS
Primary Hatches: Midges (#18 – #24) BWO’s (#18 – #20)
Best Techniques: Best hatch activity for dry fly fishing is mid-day from 11:30 to 3:00. Other than that deep nymphing your standard midge and baetis fare. Don’t forget Glo Bugs around the Charleston bridge area.
Best Flies: Jujubee midge (18-22), BWO Barr Emergers (18-20), Zebra Midges (16-24), Disco Midges (18-22), RS2 (18-20)


Utah Small Stream Fly Fishing Report: BIG fish on the Big Bugs.

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Surrounding Small Streams

Most small streams in the area are starting to fish well.  Because of the run off some steams will be harder to fish then others.  Keep your eyes open for baetis hatches as well as some Skwala Stoneflies.
Streamflow Varies
Primary Hatches: Midges (#18 – #22)
Best Techniques: Dry Dropper.  Deep Nymphing. Best Flies: Hares Ear (14-20), Pheasant Tail (16-22), Zebra Midge (16-20), Disco Midge (18-20)


Lower Provo – Fly Fishing Report

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

Fishing on the Lower Provo is HOT!!  The River is on the rise and the BIG fish are out and eating.  The fish are looking up  for Midge and BWO’s from 12:00 noon til around 3:30 pm.  The month of May will give you the chance for your life time fish.  Come fish the Provo now!!
Streamflow: 585 CFS
Primary Hatches: Midge (#18 – #24) BWO’s (#18 – #20)
Best Techniques: Deep nymphing, sight fishing, fish are close to the banks.  3X on the bounch is key.