Utah Fly Fishing Reports
Utah Fly Fishing Report For August 21, 2014
Best Fly Fishing Option: Lower or Middle Provo River
Lower Provo River Fly Fishing Report
Flows: 293 CFS
It is streamer time!! The brown trout in the Provo River are only weeks away from spawning and they are extremely aggressive. As they go through hormone changes they become very territorial and the best way for the fly fisherman to capitalize on the aggression is with streamers. We have been doing very well on a few different streamer patterns during the day, but mornings, evenings and cloudy days have simply been off the hook. Indeed we are in a time of transition on the Provo River. There are a few insects hatching but these are not predictable hatches that we can count on or set our clock to. As per normal, the moss growth has reached its normal length for this time of year. Many of the fish are down in the moss making them difficult to locate with a deep nymph rig. We have still been catching plenty of fish but we are either fishing dry flies or drifting nymphs just over the top of the moss, or swimming or pulling streamers. There are fewer fishermen on the Provo River during this time of year. The fishing is not worse, it is simply different and for those who are willing to adapt their fly fishing techniques with the changes in fishing conditions would argue that the fly fishing is actually better!
Middle Provo River Fly Fishing Report
Flows: 495 CFS
The water levels remain a bit higher on the middle Provo River as they have been for many weeks with the outflow of Jordanelle dam hovering right about 500 cubic feet per second. As with the lower Provo River, the browns are in a pre-spawn mode and are very aggressive. Although the astute fly fisherman can catch a fish on a dry fly any day on the Provo River, the majority of fish that we have caught on the middle have been on small mayfly nymphs, midge larva and pupa and of course STREAMERS!!
Green River Fly Fishing Report
Flows: 1600 CFS
The Green River is one of the most consistent fly fishing rivers in the state of Utah. There are not as many fly fishermen on the river this time of year but we have experienced excellent fly fishing on many different flies and techniques. Streamer fishing has been awesome, dry fly fishing with either terrestrial insects or midges has been fantastic, and nymph fishing with small shrimp patterns and midges have all been great producers for us.