Archive for January, 2012

Provo River Fishing Report: Winter Fishing

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

We hope everyone is getting off to a good start  for 2012 and enjoying some good time on the water.  The Winter so far in Utah has been very mild.  With temps being unseasonably high for the last few months, the Provo and Weber Rivers have been fishing well.  We’ve seen good midge hatch’s during  mid day on both the middle and lower sections of the Provo River.  Fishing nymphs and small midge dries have been the most consistent thus far.  Rainbow are very eager to eat SOW BUGS as well. The last few days the Rainbows we’ve caught have been very aggressive making for an exciting catch.  With the majority of this week calling for cloud cover and snow, you can count on trout feeding on the surface.  Make sure your fly box is stacked with your favorite small dry fly patterns and have a spool of 6x tippet handy.  As always, please continue to be mindful of property owners and other Anglers.  Hope to see you all on the river soon.

Streamflow: 250 CFS

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

Best Techniques:    Fish are holding in deep slow moving water.  Deep nymph rigs are often the best type of rigs to run this time of year.  Don’t rule out fish being stacked in faster moving water such as riffles, drop offs and seams.  If you are just wanting to fish the dry, keep you eyes open to slow slick moving water.

Best Flies: SOW bugs (20-18),  Zebra Midge (18-20), Disco Midge(18-22), JuJu Baetis(#18 – #16)  WD 40 (#20 – #18) Eggs (#16 – #20) BEADS