Utah Fly Fishing Reports
Utah Fly Fishing Report For October 10, 2014
Best Fly Fishing Option: Lower or Middle Provo River
Lower Provo River Fly Fishing Report
Flows: 156 CFS
As the pre-spawn aggression continues, the brown trout on the Provo River are more and more fun to target. We have been catching more large trout the past week on streamers. 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. The good weather we have had lately has changed things a bit, but mornings, evenings and cloudy days have been great for streamer fishing. 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. We are beginning to see more blue winged olives but midge larvae and pupa patterns have definitely produced better for us. The water level has finally dropped in Provo Canyon and the moss can be a bit of a nuisance but we have simply been fishing around it. 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 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: 202 CFS
The water levels have finally come down on the middle section of the Provo River. The water is a very comfortable level and has been fishing very well. As with the lower Provo River, the browns are in a pre-spawn mode and are very aggressive. The majority of the fish that we have caught on the middle have been on small 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.