Utah Fly Fishing Reports

Provo River Fly Fishing Report – Winter – Midge Hatch

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Power Provo (Below Deer Creek)

_MG_4581 copy 2HAPPY NEW YEAR! There’s not  many places in Utah during the Winter that are as beautiful and peaceful as the Provo River. With snow lining the rivers edge and bald eagles flying over head, you have to get out and fish. Water flows on the lower Provo River are 99-CFS making for easy wading and gin clear water. Recently we’ve been fishing nymphs but have seen great  “midge” hatches that are bring quality fish to the surface looking for the dry. Fish seem to be gathering into deep slower moving runs for the majority but we have caught some fast fish in the faster water too. With temperatures rising this week I anticipate the dry fly fishing between the hours of 12:00 (noon) and 3:30 p.m. to be good. Lighter tippets and smaller flies seem to be the ticket. Please always respect other anglers and land owners. See you on the water soon. WASATCH GUIDE SERVICE

Streamflow:: 99 CFS

Primary Hatch: Midge (#22-#20)  BWO’s (#22-#18) Yong’s (#22 – #20) Sow Bug (#22 – #18)

Best Techniques: Lighter tippet, Small bugs, Perfect weight.

Best Flies: SOW bugs (#22-#18), JuJu Baetis (20-18)  Midges (16-24), Flash Back PT (18-22), RS2 (18-20)


Utah Fly Fishing Report: PMD’s and Golden Stones

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

PMDThe lower Provo River is fishing very well right now and we are starting to see our Summer bugs. We are witnessing good number of PMD’s and Golden Stones lately but are just in the beginning stages of of these hatches. As temps rise and water levels stabilize, we will see more and more bug activity. Fish are feeling like crazy throughout the majority of the day. Typically fishing nymph rigs in the morning hrs with Sow Bugs and Midge using a good amount of weight. In the afternoon hrs fishing PMD Emergers, Golden Stone nymphs, and Sow Bugs. Fish are holding in all types of water from slow to fast. If your thinking about fishing, do it. You wont regret it. See you on the river. WASATCH GUIDE SERVICE

Streamflow:: 353 CFS

Primary Hatch: PMD’s (#16 – #20) Yellow Sally’s (#14 – #16) Baetis (#22 – #16) Sow Bug (#20 – #14)

Best Techniques: Nymph and Dry Fly rigs. Fish are everywhere.

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


Utah Fly Fishing Report: Spring Time flows and Hatch’s

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

SAM_0232Currently Spring fishing conditions on the lower Provo River are incredible. With river flows at 395 CFS the fish are now starting to settle into their runs and eating bugs like crazy. The Sow Bug and San Juan have been the most consistent food choice. As flows continue to drop we will see the PMD’s and Caddis hatch’s increase. Fish are everywhere feeding so keep you eyes wide open. Hope we see you on the water. WASATCH GUIDE SERVICE

Streamflow: 395 CFS

Primary Hatch: Caddis (#22 – #16) Sow Bug (#20 – #14) San Juan (#14-#16) Flashback PT’s (#20 – #18)

Best Techniques: Sight fishing, Nypmping, Dry Flies

Best Flies: SOW bugs (20-14), 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) Wiggle Worm (14-16


Utah Fly Fishing Report – BIG Water and Big Fish

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe lower Provo River is running BIG right now. This week they have continued to release a lot of water from Deer Creek Reservoir. Here at WGS we like high water because the monster fish like to come out and play. Big water equals big fish. The Mother Day Caddis have started coming off on the Weber River and middle Provo River. Best time of day is from 10AM – 4PM. Sow Bugs have been the food of choice. Don’t try and cross the lower, it’s to high. Be safe!

Streamflow:: 935CFS

Primary Hatch:  BWO’s (#22 – #16) Sow Bug (#20 – #14) Mr. Wiggle (#14-#16)

Best Techniques: Inline rigs are working well close to the bank. Bounce rigs working well with a lot of weight.

Best Flies: SOW bugs (20-14), 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) Wiggle Worm (14-16)


Utah Fly Fishing Report: Spring Time on the Provo River.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

Lower Provo River Brown TroutSpring Time fly fishing on the Provo River is in full swing. Within the last few days the lower Provo River has began to rise significantly and the fish are now settling into their new runs. As the river continues to rise you will witness the fish start staging closer to the banks in the shallow softer water. The early morning hrs have been good nymphing and depending on the day, we’ve experienced good dry fly fishing too. Be careful when wading high water and always be mindful of other anglers. Go Fish.

Streamflow:: 400 CFS

Primary Hatch: Midge Larva (#16 – #20) Midge (#22 – #16) BWO’s (#22 – #16) Sow Bug (#20 – #14) Mr. Wiggles (#14 – #16)

Best Techniques: Nymph small Sow Bugs, Midge, Baetis and Emergers. When fishing the dry, fish thin tippet and small Parachute Adams.

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) Wiggle Worm (14-16)


Provo River Fishing Report: Blue Wings and Midge Hatches

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

Recovered_JPEG Digital Camera_127The Provo River in on fire right now and fishing conditions are perfect. Both the Middle and Lower Provo are producing good Blue Wing and Midge hatches. If you want to just target the BWO hatch on the lower Provo, you want to be on the water from 12:00 noon until 4PM. Nymph fishing has been awesome. With the flows still running low at 125CFS, the fish are feeding a lot in the backend of runs. I imagine as the river starts to rise you will see the fish start moving into the fast currents. Get out and fish, your wont regret it. See you on the water.

Streamflow: 125 CFS

Primary Hatch: BWO’s (#16 – #22) Midge (#16 – #20) Sow Bugs (#16 – #20) Baetis (#16 – #20)

Best Techniques: Fish all types of water.  (fast, slow, inside seams, outside seams) When fishing softer slower water, run the swing rig with light weight and short leader. If your not ticking on the bounce you need more weight.  Fish the dry too.

Best Flies: BWO’s (18-20), Midge (16-24), Sow Bugs (18-22), Juju Baetis (18-20) Barr’s Emergers (18-16)

 


Utah Fly Fishing Report: Midge Hatch

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

Provo River Blue Wing Olive MayflyWith the warmer temps lately the Provo River has started fishing well.  The early morning hrs of fishing have been okay but once 10:30am hits its on.  Seeing a lot of fish holding in the softer deeper water eating both the nymph and dry.  If fishing the dry, fish a size 20-18 Buffalo Midge.  There are good size trout eating off the surface.  The baetis hatch will start coming into full effect as we starting moving further in to March.  We are looking forward to enjoying  Spring time fishing and a lot of good memories.  Please be respectful of other anglers and land owners.   See you on the River.

Streamflow: 100 CFS

Primary Hatch: BWO’s (#16 – #22) Midge (#16 – #20) Sow Bugs (#16 – #20) Baetis (#16 – #20)

Best Techniques: Fish all types of water.  (fast, slow, inside seams, outside seams) When fishing softer slower water, run the swing rig with light weight and short leader. If your not ticking on the bounce you need more weight.  Fish the dry too.

Best Flies: BWO’s (18-20), Midge (16-24), Sow Bugs (18-22), Juju Baetis (18-20) Barr’s Emergers (18-16)

 


Utah Fly Fishing Report – Winter Fly Fishing

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

photo 1Winter fly fishing on the Provo River is now here.  With the river running at winter flows of 100 CFS the fish are starting to stack up in the slower deeper runs.  The Brown Trout have started doing their thing on the REDDS so be watchful where you wade.  Streamer  fishing has been producing good results along with a light midge nymph rig.  Best fishing time right now is from 10AM – 3PM.  Get out and fish and dress warm.

Streamflow: 99 CFS

Primary Hatch: Midges (#18 – #24) Sow Bugs(#16 – #14) (#18 – #20) Blue Wing Olives (#18 – #20)

Best Techniques:  Streamer Fishing, Beads, Light nymph rigs, Small Bugs

Best Flies: Sow Bugs (#18-#22) PMD Barr Emergers (18-20) RS2 (#18- #20)  Glow Bugs (#18-#16) Midge (#18 – #22) Streamers (#12 – #8)


Utah Fly Fishing Report – Provo River – Big Fish

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

photo-34Fly Fishing on the Provo River has been really good lately with great actions both on the nymph and dry.  River  levels on the lower Provo River have recently started to rise which in return has pushed a lot of big fish close to the bank.  The majority of trout this time of year are going to be found with in 5-6 feet from the bank so keep you casts in close.   We have also been hooking into big fish in the the faster more shallow runs too.  The bounce rig has been the most effective through out the day.  Make sure when throwing the bounce that you tend to over weight.  Be careful when crossing and be mindful of other anglers.  See on the water.

Streamflow:: 459 CFS

Primary Hatch:  BWO’s (#22 – #16) Sow Bug (#20 – #14) Mr. Wiggle (#14-#16)

Best Techniques: Nymph the bounce rig in close.

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) Wiggle Worm (14-16)


Provo River Fishing Report – Winter Midge

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

Winter is here and the temps have been cold.  The most productive time to be on the water right now is from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30hero brown p.m.  During the hrs from 12:00 (noon) to 3:00 p.m we’ve seen a good amount of fish looking up to eat midge on the surface.  Typically we are finding the rising fish in back eddies, but don’t be fooled they are rising in the faster water too.  Nymph fishing has been the most productive across the board.  Majority of fish are stacked up in slower deep runs and eating small midge and sow bugs.  Water clarity it great and flows are low.  Please be mindful of other anglers and landowners and be safe.  See you on the river.

Streamflow:: 100 – CFS

Primary Hatch: Midge (Size #22 – #18)  Black, Grey, Olive, Red

Best Techniques:  Nymphing and Dries.  Deeper and slower water.  Back eddies for risers.

Best Flies: SOW bugs (#20-#18), Midge (#22 – #18),  Zebra Midge (#22 – #18), RS2’s (#22-#18)