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Utah Fly Fishing Report: Fall Time on the Provo River

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

Utah Fly FishingThe Lower Provo is fishing tough right now. Not much of any “hatches” going on. Water clarity is poor and the moss is growing fast which makes getting good drifts not that easy. I believe its going to take some cold temps to help break off the moss before the Lower Provo starts fishing well again. Keep in mind that the Brown Trout Spawning Season is just around the corner. Please be careful not to wade over any spawning Redds. This week’s forecast is sunny mid 70’s. Get out and fish.

Streamflow: 260 CFS
Streamflow: 260 CFS
Best Hatches: Midges (#18 – #24) BWO’s (#18 – #20)
Best Techniques: Light weight and Tippets. Small indicators
Best Flies: BWO Barr Emergers (18-20), Zebra Midges (16-24), Disco Midges (18-22), RS2 (18-20), Sow Bugs

Middle Provo (Jordanelle to Deer Creek)

FullSizeRender (26)The Middle Provo River is fishing well. Great visibility and good Midge, Caddis and BWO “hatches”. The upper stretches are producing better fishing and bigger fish. Lots of pressure lately so if you want solitude, take a hike below legacy bridge or river road.

Streamflow: 175 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: Jujuqaqa  midge (18-22), BWO Barr Emergers (18-20), Zebra Midges (16-24), Disco Midges (18-22), RS2 (18-20)