Today we fished the Middle Provo from 11:30 to 3:30. Fish were aggressively taking dries when we first arrived, but soon after around 12:30 the risers diminished. Nymph fishing worked well all afternoon. Small BWO nymphs worked well, and once again some very nice sized fished were caught. This is a great time of year to fish, and a guided Utah Fly Fishing Trip is a great fall adventure!

Flies that worked today:

Dry Flies:

Foam Caddis (sizes 14 and 16)

Nymphs:

Dragon Warrior (sizes 20 and 22)
Iron Lotus BWO (sizes 20 and 22)

Today’s flows were: 180 cfs

Today we spent the entire day on the Lower Provo. We began by fishing the upper reaches just a few miles below Deer Creek Reservoir. From 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 was slow, but as the river warmed up, along with the day, so did the fishing. Sow bugs worked well in slow water, and PMD nymphs and green caddis larva caught fish in faster water. At 1:00 we headed down stream below the Olmstead Diversion to fish the pocket water near Bridal Veil Falls. This stretch of river is swift with a much steeper gradient than upstream. There is some great pocket water in this stretch, but it is slightly difficult to fish like all good pocket water. Flies must sink quickly and the water seams and pockets must be located in order to find fish. We European nymphed through this stretch until around 5:00. Fish were bitting all afternoon. We were able to experience two different stretched of the Lower Provo which are very different types of water. It proved to be another successful day on the Lower Provo. We would love to accompany you on your next fly fishing trip in Utah. Our professional guides would love to show you around!

Flies that caught fish today:

Upper Lower Provo near Deer Creek

Rainbow Sow Bug (size 18)
Iron Lotus PMD (sizes 16 and 18)
Green Rock Worm (size 18)

Below the Olmstead Dam

Two-toned Surveyor
Iron Lotus PMD
Frenchie

Today’s Flows were: 590 cfs

When I picked up Mark, one of my clients for the day, from Park City the sky was dark grey and alive with bright flashes of gold and loud crashes of thunder. Hail and rain were falling and we both wondered what we were thinking. As we rounded the cut near Jordanelle Reservoir we noticed that the Heber Valley was awaiting us with clear skies. We began fishing around 9:00 and the catching began around 9:10. The day started off quickly with fish prefering a size 12 Hare’s Ear. I was a bit surprised since most of our fish on this stretch of river are rarely caught on flies larger than sixteens. The day continued to produce fish, but the bite turned to smaller flies which the Rainbow Warrior dominated. Fish were steadily caught until we left the river at 1:30. As we were leaving the wind picked up and the storm clouds began to roll in. This has been a common pattern this August, like every August in Utah, so the prefered time to fish is in the morning before afternoon storms roll in.

Flies that worked today:

Hare’s Ear
Rainbow Warrior
Red Zebra Midge

Today’s flows were: 347

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Fly fishing on the Middle Provo continues to produce fish caught on PMD nymphs. Most patterns fished in sizes 14 through 18 that resemble mature PMD nymphs (dark wingcase) are catching fish. Trout are feeding steadily throughout the day, and are willing to hit a well drifted nymph. All water types are producing fish, but larger fish are often hiding in deep pockets, or along deep seems where the current is not to swift. As summer rolls along fish seek out cooler water temps where they can rest from exhaustive swimming routines. Look for them in deep water that is not moving too swiftly, but not entirely devoid of some food carrying current. As insects become more active during the day, trout of all sizes will search out food more aggressively. At these times trout can be caught in riffles, runs, and pools. In other words don’t get stuck only fishing deep pools because large trout often move into other water types to feed.

Flies that caught fish today:

Splitcase PMD Emerger
PMD Iron Lotus

Today’s flows were: 355 cfs

The upper Middle Provo near River Road continues to fish well as the summer rolls along. Trout are aggressively feeding on subsurface food items throughout most of the day, and nymphing continues to be the most productive way to take fish. Surface feeding occurs sporadically during daylight hours and a variety of mayfly and caddis dry flies should be carried along so you are ready to match any hatch that may occur while you are on the river. Caddis dry flies (Sizes 16-18) have been working in the morning and evening, and PMDs (Size 16) continue to hatch in the late morning and afternoon. Trout on the Middle Provo can be very picky so be prepared to change flies quickly until you find what the fish are focusing on.

Flies that worked today:

Splitcase PMD Emerger
Iron Lotus PMD
Green Rock Worm

Today’s flows were: 345 cfs

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During the majority of the year on the Lower Provo it is difficult to match the preferred food source of trout on any given day. However, as of lately this guessing game has become significantly easier. The PMD nymphs that reside here are super active right now and fish are keying in on them heavily. From early in the morning until late in the afternoon fish can be caught on PMD nymphs. Catching fish on the Lower Provo simply requires PMD nymphs drifted drag-free at the right depth; the fish take care of the rest.¬†Once the hatch is in full swing, sometime in the afternoon between 2:00 and 4:00, trout are hammering PMD adults on the water’s surface. Even the large hard to catch trout are feeding aggressively on adults during the hatch. This truly is a great time of year to book a guided Utah fly fishing trip on the Lower Provo. Fishing is remarkable!

Flies that worked today:

Splitcase PMD Emerger
Iron Lotus PMD
Any fly that resembles a PMD sizes 16-18

Today’s flows were: 640 cfs

Today was a lot like yesterday, except it took a little longer for the fishing to heat up. For the first couple of hours we struggled to find the right flies. After we landed our first fish we pumped it’s stomach and realized that anything above a size 18 probably wasn’t going to catch fish. The fish we pumped has a few teeny tiny midge larva and that’s it. We changed accordingly by fishing small midge patterns and small mayfly emerger patterns, all of which caught fish. Long steady drifts were required, but we soon found our rhythm and caught some nice fish. We fished pine run and just below it. There are a lot on nice fish in this section. Today the river was once again not that crowded. We saw a few other groups of people and all appeared to be catching fish and having a good time.

Flies that caught fish today:

Splitback PMD Emerger (sizes: 18-20)
Bead Thorax BWO Emerger (size 18)
Barr Emerger (sizes 18-20)
Green Rock Worm (Size 18)

Today’s Flows were: 400 cfs

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