Nowhere else have I had large fish rise to dries and seemingly kiss them, actually pushing them out of the water without ever opening their mouths, only to refuse the offering. Like all fishing destinations, the Provo River can be very kind to anglers at times and relentlessly cruel at others.
We’ve had a fantastic streamer season capitalizing on the pre-spawn aggression on the Provo River. The fish are still aggressive which is great for those who are still interested in fishing streamers but as we move into shorter days and colder temperatures things continue to change. The brown trout are entering into spawning mode and have begun clearing gravel and making nests. It is extremely important for anglers to take precaution not to walk in the clean gravel which can destroy nests and smash eggs.
The fall BWO hatch is in full swing and we are seeing blue winged olives hatching most afternoons. They are slightly smaller than the bwo’s we see in the spring time but fish are eating them and with crowds down this time of year on the Provo it makes for some very tranquil dry fly fishing most days. We’ve been catching fish on blue wing nymphs and dries.
We are also seeing a number of midges and fish aren’t shy about eating them. We are doing well on every stage of midge representation… larva, pupa, emerger’s and adults.
The Lower Provo and the Middle Provo River are fishing about the same now and we have been having great success on both sections.
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