The weather is now really starting to warm up with today and the next two days anticipated to reach the upper 80′s low90′s. However, after getting out this morning it is apparent that the fly fishing on the Middle Provo is not as hot… yet. All four of our clients fished the Middle today and had success.
The flies that worked today were:
Splitcase PMD emergers
Green Rock Worms
Green Caddis Larva
The water-temp today was: 50 degrees
The Flows were: 490 cfs
There were very few adults insects out today. We saw a few little sally stoneflies buzzing around, but hatches were very sparse. We checked out a seine sample and found cased caddis and mature PMD nymphs to be dominant. We also saw a few green drake nymphs that were large, dark, and will soon be hatching. With word buzzing around that the middle Provo green drakes are starting to hatch, the river is getting more attention, but those looking for the large mayflies above the River Road Bridge were disappointed today. The grape-vine says they are hatching in the Charleston area, but we have yet to confirm the rumors. It is getting that time of year where PMD’s and green drakes abound from morning to late afternoon, and caddis take over the evenings. Golden stone hatches will follow in the coming weeks, and the summer will be rolling. We are hoping that flows stabilize and drop some soon in preparation for our major summer-time hatches.
Good luck on your next trout fishing Utah adventure!