Archive for May, 2011

Lower Provo River Fishing Report: Springtime Fishing

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

Springtime fly fishing on the Provo River is in full swing.  The past few days in northern Utah has been beautiful.  The mountain are starting to green and the birds are  singing like crazy.  This past winter in Utah will go down in history for being on of the wettest yet.  Because of the all the moister our rivers and streams are running abit higher than normal.  Here at WGS we are exited and look forward to high water because of the quality and size of fish we have the chance catching.  With the water levels on the rise your approach to fishing might be slightly different than usual.  From what we’ve been seeing lately the fish are within 1-5 feet from the banks.  Sight fishing has been awesome with the water being Gin clear and the trout pushed in tight.  Nymphing has been producing more consistant result but don’t rule out fishing dries.  Fish are still looking up eating midge and BWO’s.  Be safe wading.  See you on the water.

Streamflow: 852 CFS

Primary Hatch:  Midge Larva (#16 – #20)  Midge (#22 – #16)  BWO’s (#22 – #16)  Sow Bug (#20 – #14) BWO Dries (#22 – #18)

Best Techniques:  Because of the higher flows keep your drifts in tight.  Fish are holding close to the banks, deep slow runs,  and shallow riffles.  When fishing the nymph use small midge, baetis and sow bugs.  When fishing the dry throw small Parachute Adams, CDC Biot BWO.

Best Flies: SOW bugs (20-18), BWO Barr Emergers (18-20), BWO dries (#20 – #18), Zebra Midges (16-24), Flash Back PT (18-22), RS2 (18-20)Parachute Adams (#20 – #18)