Archive for June, 2010

Middle Provo River Fly Fishing Report – PMD Hatch

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Middle Provo River Current Conditions (Jordanelle to Deer Creek)

The Middle Provo River is going through a weird stage right now.  The flows have seemed to steady out around 600 CFS allowing fish to settle into their homes.  The temps flucuate abit between the Upper and Lower sections of the middle.  Near the dam the water temps are right around 49 degrees and peak up 60 degrees as it approuches Deer Creek.  With water temps being much higher near Charelston, you will see much more bug activity.  We are seeing heavy hatchs of PMD’s, and Stoneflies near the the lower reaches.  Fishing PMD’s, Green Drake nymphs and other stonefly nymphs have been producing good results.  We are fast approuching the Green Drake hatch, so make sure your ready.  Be safe out there.

Stream flow: 600 CFS

Primary Hatches: Caddis (#10 – #16) PMD’s (#18 – #20) Cased Caddis (#8 – #16) Green Drake Nymph (#8 – #14) Golden Stones (Big and Small) SOW bug (#20 – #16)

Best Techniques: Fish are holding in deeper slower runs and back eddies.  If you can find and fish in soft water you will catch fish.  Make sure your getting good drifts and let your bugs swing.  You do those two things and you’ll have good success.

Best Flies: PMD Emeregers (#18 – #20) Zebra Midges (#16- #24), Disco Midges (#18- #22), RS2 (#18-#20) Brown Worm (16) Case Caddis (# 14 – # 18) Caddis Pupa (# 20 – #16) Parachute Adams (#20 – #16) Olive Elk Hair Caddis (#20 – #16) Green Drake Nymphs (#8 – #14)


Lower Provo River Fishing Report- Summer fly fishing is here.

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

It’s Summer time now here in Utah and the fly fishing on the Lower Provo River is great.   The river flows have seemed to steady out just under 600 CFS making for really food fishing through out the lower section.  The morning fishing had been productive using a the staple Provo River SOW Bug and midge.  Towards mid day PMD’s and coming off strong.  Not seeing a lot of fish looking up, but fishing a Barr Emerger behind a good looking SOW bug has been producing really good results.  As the evening hrs approuch you will see alot more fish looking up in back eddies, seams and any soft water.  Make sure to have your PMD’s dries and 6X close.   Come out and enjoy the Utah Fly Fishing.  See you soon.

Streamflow: 575 CFS

Primary Hatch: Midges (#18 – #24) Yellow Sally (#16 – #14) PMD’s (#18 – #20) FB Pheasant Tail (#18 – #20) SOW BUGS (#18 – #20) Cased Caddis (#18 – #16)

Best Techniques: Fish are everywhere in all runs.  Sight fishing in close to the bank has been great.  Throwing the Bounce and Swing Rigs in all types of water has been producing great results.  Make sure to let your bugs swing and set you hooks downstream.  It just makes sense.

Best Flies: Sow Bugs (18-22), PMD Barr Emergers (18-20), FB Pheasant Tails (16-24), Yellow Sally’s (#18 -#14), RS2 (# 18- #20) Free Drifting Caddis (#18 – #16)


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Monday, June 28th, 2010

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Summer Time – Middle Provo River Fly Fishing Report

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Middle Provo (Jordanelle to Deer Creek)

The Middle Provo is still fishing strong.  With the flows coming down from last week, we are seeing that the fish are starting to settle into their runs.  The middle is stacked with cased and free living caddis, Green Drake nymphs, PMD’s and Golden Stoneflies.   Nymph fishing has been the most consistent type of fishing by far, but I’d imagine that it going to change any day.  We are fast approaching some of the best dry fly fishing the Provo River offers all year within the next week or so.  Come out and enjoy Utah Fly Fishing now.  See you on the water!

Stream flow: 595 CFS

Primary Hatches: Caddis (#10 – #16) PMD’s (#18 – #20) Cased Caddis (#8 – #16) Green Drake Nymph (#8 – #14) Golden Stones (Big and Small) SOW bug (#20 – #16)

Best Techniques: Fish are holding in deeper slower runs and back eddies.  If you can find and fish in soft water you will catch fish.  Make sure your getting good drifts and let your bugs swing.  You do those two things and you’ll have good success.

Best Flies: PMD Emeregers (#18 – #20) Zebra Midges (#16- #24), Disco Midges (#18- #22), RS2 (#18-#20) Brown Worm (16) Case Caddis (# 14 – # 18) Caddis Pupa (# 20 – #16) Parachute Adams (#20 – #16) Olive Elk Hair Caddis (#20 – #16) Green Drake Nymphs (#8 – #14)


Utah Fly Fishing Report – Sight Fishing Insane

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

Yes, the flows are on their way up again.  I knew it was just a matter of time when they were going to start ramping up the Lower.  Even with the river coming up the water is still running clear and the sight fishing is still insane.  Its sure sweet to sight big browns and rainbows within a few feet of the bank and witness them swing and eat the BUG.  Through the mid morning and afternoon hrs we are seeing good number of PMD’s and Yellow Sally’s.  Haven’t seen many fish looking up for Adult PMD’s yet, but imagine within the week will be in the thick of World Class Dry Fly fishing on the Lower Provo. The SOW bug is still producing a bunch of quality fish.  Keep your 6X and 4X close just in case you need the 4X for the bounce and your 6X for light nymph rigs.  Get out and enjoy the fishing on the Provo, you won’t regret it.  Be Safe.  See you on the water.

Streamflow: 543 CFS

Primary Hatch: Midges (#18 – #24) Yellow Sally (#16 – #14) PMD’s (#18 – #20) FB Pheasant Tail (#18 – #20) SOW BUGS (#18 – #20) Cased Caddis (#18 – #16)

Best Techniques: Fish are everywhere in all runs.  Sight fishing in close to the bank has been great.  Throwing the Bounce and Swing Rigs in all types of water has been producing great results.  Make sure to let your bugs swing and set you hooks downstream.  It just makes sense.

Best Flies: Sow Bugs (18-22), PMD Barr Emergers (18-20), FB Pheasant Tails (16-24), Yellow Sally’s (#18 -#14), RS2 (# 18- #20) Free Drifting Caddis (#18 – #16)


Middle Provo River Fishing Report – Big Flows = Big Fish

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Middle Provo (Jordanelle to Deer Creek)

The Middle Provo is fishing good but is on the rise every day so be careful when wading.  Because of the warm weather we have been experiencing this past week, the Upper Provo is running at record highs, forcing the flows to rise dramatically on the middle these last few days.  We are right around the corner from the annual Green Drake hatch.  The numbers of Drake nymphs we are seeing on the Middle are very impressive.  There’s no question that this season the GD hatch is going to be crazy good.  I’d imagine we’ll start seeing adult Drakes near Charleston Bridge within two weeks.  Make sure to have your boxes packed with GD nymphs/adults along with good variety of PMD and Caddis adults and nymphs as well.  For the next week I would suggest fishing the bounce rig as much as possible.  Make sure if you are running the bounce your using enough weight.  If you’re not ticking you’re not using enough weight. See you on the water.  Be Safe!

Stream flow: 806 CFS

Primary Hatches: Caddis (#10 – #16) PMD’s (#18 – #20) Cased Caddis (#8 – #16) Green Drake Nymph (#8 – #14) Golden Stones (Big and Small)

Best Techniques: Fish are holding in deeper slower runs and back eddies.  If you can find and fish soft water you will catch fish.

Best Flies: PMD Emeregers (#18 – #20) Zebra Midges (#16- #24), Disco Midges (#18- #22), RS2 (#18-#20) Brown Worm (16) Case Caddis (# 14 – # 18) Caddis Pupa (# 20 – #16) Parachute Adams (#20 – #16) Olive Elk Hair Caddis (#20 – #16) Green Drake Nymphs (#8 – #14)


Spring Fly Fishing Report for the Provo River – Great sight fishing.

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

The Lower Provo is still fishing very well.  The flows have dropped a bit this past week making sight fishing even better.  The BWO’s are starting to taper off and we are starting to see more PMD’s  The weather this weekend is forecasting rain with weather and temps improving on Monday.  My guess with the temps rising and the water flows being fairly low; we are going to see strong PMD hatches.  Again, make sure your boxes are stacked with PMD adult and emergers and have your 6X handy.  Get good drifts and let your bugs swing.  See you on the water.

Streamflow: 268 CFS

Primary Hatch: Free Living Caddis (#18 – #24) BWO’s (#18 – #20) PMD’s (#18 – #20) FB Pheasant Tail (#18 – #20) SOW BUGS (#18 – #20)

Best Techniques: Fish are everywhere in all runs.  Sight fishing in close to the bank has been great.  Throwing the Bounce and Swing Rigs in all types of water has been producing great results.  Make sure to let your bugs swing.


Fly Fish Utah – Middle Provo Fishing Report

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Middle Provo (Jordanelle to Deer Creek)

The Middle Provo is fishing well right now with the flows starting to steady out along with the Lower.  The weather this coming week looks to be good with temps ranging in the mid 70’s.  The Blue Wing Olive‘s are still around on the Middle but are starting tapering off day by day.  Late afternoons and evenings we are seeing a good Caddis hatch on right conditions.  Make sure to have your Boxes full with a selection of adult and mayfly emergers and Caddis.  We are also starting to see a bunch of Green Drake nymphs and would expect to see them begin to hatch around the 3rd week of June.   The PMD’s are starting to show up as well.  Come out and enjoy the great Utah Fly Fishing.

Stream flow: 427 CFS
Primary Hatches: Midges (#18 – #24) BWO’s (#18 – #20) CADDIS (#18 – #20) (Stones)
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: PMD Barr Emeregers (#18 – #20) BWO Barr Emergers (18-20), Zebra Midges (16-24), Disco Midges (18-22), RS2 (18-20) Brown Worm (16) Case Caddis (# 18 -# 16) Parachute Adams (#20 – #16) Olive Elk Hair Caddis (#20 – #16) Green Machine (#20 – #16)


Utah Fly Fishing – Provo River Fishing Report

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

Fishing on the Lower Provo is HOT!   The water flows have steadied out and the fish are now making themselves comfortable at home.  The sight fishing has been as good as it gets.  BIG fish are hungry and swinging far to eat the fly.  The “Blue Wings” are still out and we are seeing more signs of Pale Morning Duns.  I’d imagine within the next few weeks the PMD’s will be out in full force.   Make sure to have your box stacked and ready with all your favorite PMD dries and emergers.  The trout are still looking for the SOW bug.

Streamflow: 392 CFS

Primary Hatch: Midges (#18 – #24) BWO’s (#18 – #20) PMD’s (#18 – #20) FB Pheasant Tail (#18 – #20) SOW BUGS (#18 – #20)

Best Techniques: Fish are everywhere in all runs.  Sight fishing in close to the bank has been great.  Throwing the Bounce and Swing Rigs in all types of water has been producing great results.  Make sure to let your bugs swing.