Quick Answer: Where can I fly fish in Provo?

The lower portion of the upper Provo, near the small towns of Francis and Woodland can provide good fly fishing with more Brown and Rainbow Trout, but access is difficult due to private land. Access to the river on the upper reaches is easy on National Forest land along the Mirror Lake highway (SR 150).

Is Provo River fly fishing only?

Most anglers we run into strictly practice “catch and release” fishing and only use artificial flies or lures anyway, so they are always legal on all sections of both the Middle and Lower Provo Rivers.

Is the Provo River closed to fishing?

Upper Provo River:

CLOSED to the possession of cutthroat and rainbow trout and their hybrids. All rainbow and cutthroat trout and their hybrids must be immediately released.

What flies to use on the Provo River?

Upper Provo River

  • Best Time of Year to Fish. Pre-runoff in the spring; after runoff has ended through late fall.
  • River Hatches. Stone flies, caddis, mayflies, and midges.
  • Best Flies to Use. Stimulator and elk hair caddis, quick sight ant, BWO, mother shucker, and Parachute Adams.
  • Current Water Levels.
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Where can I fish in Provo?

Deer Creek dam provides a large water impoundment called Deer Creek Reservoir and provides fishing for Brown, Rainbow, Cutthroat trout as well as bass from the shore or boat. This lake is very popular for boating and sailing. It provides a relaxing and pleasant way to catch fish.

How cold is the Provo River?

Temperature: It is recommended that you look at the forecast; the Provo River feeds from the bottom of Deer Creek Reservoir and is a frigid 52° to 55° year-round. Outside air temperatures of 75° or higher and sunny are highly recommended.

What animals are in Provo Canyon?

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Are there fish in the Provo River?

Provo River Fishing

The Provo River offers a premier blue ribbon trout fishery close to Utah’s major cities. Brown and rainbow trout reach record lengths in the Provo, with a typical fish running 18 inches or bigger. In some areas the Provo offers 3,000 or more trout per mile.

Where can I fish on the lower Provo River?

Popular areas near the dam like “Lunker Lane” and “Rickety Bridge” accommodate nearly 3,000 fish per river mile, with average brown trout in the 12” range. The Middle is wild brown trout territory. Fish in excess of 18” are caught every day, during all 12 months of the year using a variety of fly techniques.

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Are dogs allowed in Provo River?

Provo River, Middle is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Heber City, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

What flies to use on the Weber River?

Nymph shallow riffles and deep runs using a lightening bug, caddis nymph, or sow bug. Working white woolly buggers and white zonkers through deeper runs has also been effective. Try fishing midge emergers or soft hackles in the late afternoon before the hatch starts.

What are PMD flies?

The pale morning dun (PMD), scientific genus ephemerella, a very important western mayfly, is a very fun hatch to fish and can vary from easy to incredibly difficult and technical. When it is good, it can be the most fun hatch to fish by miles, but the same can be said when it is technical.

What is a Buffalo Midge?

The buffalo midge is usually dark in color with large wings that form a hump down their back resembling a buffalo. They can usually be observed in the size range closer to 18s and 20s. These midges start to emerge in February and they’re the only bug that is a factor this time of year.

Is Provo River stocked with trout?

Fly Fishing The Provo River. Utah’s Provo River is a phenomenal blue ribbon self-sustaining brown trout fishery with all brown trout naturally reproducing in the river without stocking. In addition you will find Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout and even Brook Trout in the upper reaches.

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How long is the Provo River Trail?

The trail length through Provo is 6.8 miles and follows along the base of the Wasatch Mountain Range, in the foothills bench formed by the ancient lake, and through some local neighborhoods. Access to the trail can be found at several trailheads.

Where does the Provo River float?

Take the north (left) fork onto US 189 (Provo Canyon Road). Follow US 189 east into Provo Canyon for 5.8 miles to the signed Vivian Park exit located on the south (right) side of the highway. Pull into Vivian park and find a parking spot. This is the lower trailhead and is where you will finish your float.

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