Utah Fly Fishing Report

Sep 7, 2017
By: Mikey Barrus

This fly fishing report is provided by Mend Fly Fishing.

AUG 22, 2017

Middle Provo

As of today, the flows have fluctuated a little bit and dropped down to around 200 cfs. This is a good flow — just a bit lower than it has been lately. The Middle is fishing pretty well, with PMD's, Caddis, and Terrestrials still in the mix. The PMD's are still quite prominent, especially on overcast days. You will typically see the hatch from late morning to late afternoon. The caddis are a solid option in the early mornings and evenings. If you’re not seeing any fish rise, just fish a caddis in the faster, riffle water and it will often entice a fish up. Terrestrials are a great option mid-day when its super hot out and there’s not much activity. You could also try fishing a dropper like a midge, or caddis pupa from a bigger terrestrial and that has worked pretty well.

Flows

As of today, the flows are sitting around 200 cfs. This is a good flow for whichever method of fly fishing you prefer.

Flies

  • Parachute PMD size 16-18
  • Sparkle dun PMD size 16-18
  • PMD emerger size 16-18
  • PMD cripple size 16-18
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Sow Bugs size 16-22
  • Pheasant tail size 16-22
  • Split case PMD size 16-18
  • Hoppers size 10-14
  • Ants/beetles size 14-18
  • Crickets size 12-16

Lower Provo

The flows on the Lower just went up to 488 cfs right below Deer Creek. This is still a solid flow although it’s gone up a bit. The Lower is fishing similar to the Middle Provo. Caddis, PMD's, and Terrestrials are what you want to throw out there. Caddis will work early in the morning and evenings and you could try trailing a caddis with a small midge dry fly. PMD's have been hatching better on overcast days and it’s typically around noon to late afternoon. Terrestrials with a Dropper are a good option to try mid-day if you’re not seeing much activity on the surface.

Flows

The Lower is flowing at 488 cfs below Deer Creek. This is a good flow. Just focus on riffles, edges, and faster skinnier water.

Flies

  • Parachute PMD size 16-18
  • Sparkle dun PMD size 16-18
  • PMD emerger size 16-18
  • PMD cripple size 16-18
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Sow Bugs size 16-22
  • Pheasant tail size 16-22
  • Split case PMD size 16-18
  • Hoppers size 10-14
  • Ants/beetles size 14-18
  • Crickets size 12-16

Weber River

The Weber is still running really low at around 70 cfs below Rockport. This is a very low flow, and I would advise you to fish elsewhere if possible. The flows below Echo are much better at around 440 cfs. Fishing on the Weber this year hasn’t been on fire, but you can still catch a few. Caddis and Terrestrials with a dropper (Caddis pupa or Sow bug) have been working the best as of late.

Flows

The Weber below Rockport is still running really low at around 70 cfs. This is very low and would probably be best to fish elsewhere. The flows below Echo are much better at around 440 cfs.

Flies

  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Hoppers size 10-14
  • Ants/beetles size 14-18
  • Crickets size 12-16
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Sow Bugs size 16-22
  • Pheasant tail size 16-22

Green River

The Green is still flowing at about 2400 cfs, which is a great flow for wading fisherman and fishing from a boat. Fishing is getting a bit tougher now that there isn’t a primary hatch going on right now. However, if you can put it in the right spot with a big juicy hopper/cricket or smaller ant/beetle pattern you will get some noses up. You can still entice a few with a caddis even though there aren’t too many around. The dry dropper combo with a heavier bead head isn’t a bad option right now either.

Flows

The flows have been consistently at around 2400 cfs for almost 2 months now. This is a good flow for the Green.

Flies

  • Hoppers size 8-14
  • Ants/beetles size 14-18
  • Crickets size 10-16
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 16-18
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Pheasant tail size 16-22

AUG 2, 2017

Middle Provo

Fishing has been great and should continue to stay that way for a while. The flows have been consistent up until yesterday, when they dropped down to around 270 cfs. This is pretty low, but still a great flow to fish and this makes it easy to cross the river in most places. Sadly, the Green Drake hatch has basically come and gone. You might still see a few, and it might be worth throwing a pattern to see if you can entice some up. PMD's are still around and fishing well. The hatch seems to be from around 10:30am to 2:00pm but you will see more during different parts of the day if it is overcast. There are also yellow stoneflies still around, so make sure you're not confusing the stoneflies with the PMD's they can get mixed up if you're not looking closely at them. Aside from these yellow bugs, the Caddis seem to be more and more prolific, especially in the evening. Just as the lights start to dim, the bigger Caddis start to make their appearances and the fish go crazy for them. The water starts boiling with rising trout. If there aren't any noses up, then throw nymph pattern with any types of these bugs and you should see some success.

Flows

The flows dropped down to 270 cfs as of yesterday, which is still a great fishing flow and easy to wade.

Flies

  • Parachute PMD size 16-18
  • Sparkle dun PMD size 16-18
  • PMD emerger size 16-18
  • PMD cripple size 16-18
  • Yellow sally size 14-16
  • Yellow Stimulator size 14-16
  • Bullethead stonefly size 12-16
  • Split case PMD size 16-18
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Pat's rubber legs size 12-14
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Sow bugs size 16-22
  • Pheasant tail size 16-22

Lower Provo

The Lower Provo has been fishing really well. There are a plethora of PMD's and Caddis flying around both early in the mornings and later in the evenings. I was up there a few days ago and the evening fishing with Caddis was FIRE! Trout were shark attacking the Caddis. I was fishing a tan elk hair caddis and a tan EZ caddis and they didn't seem to be too picky about which one we threw at them. Nymphing with Sow bugs and Midges are always a good call on the lower if you don't see any noses up.

Flows

The Lower is flowing at around 450 cfs which is an awesome flow for the river and easily wadeable in most spots.

Flies

  • Parachute PMD size 16-18
  • Sparkle dun PMD size 16-18
  • PMD emerger size 16-18
  • PMD cripple size 16-18
  • Split case PMD size 16-18
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Pat's rubber legs size 12-14
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Sow bugs size 16-22
  • Pheasant tail size 16-22

Weber River

The Weber river is super low right now, and hasn't been fishing awesome as of late. There just doesn't seem to be very many bugs out. You may see some caddis here and there and maybe some PMD's but they are few and far between. The weber is known to have some epic Caddis hatches, but so far this year it hasn't been the case. There's some speculation that because the higher flows ran on for so long this year, it washed out many of the bugs that would have typically hatched by now. I guess we'll see if they make a late appearance. Nymphing has been ok with Sow bugs, pmd's, and caddis larva, but the best things to throw right now are terrestrials and streamers.

Flows

The Weber is flowing very very low right now at around 80 cfs. Be cautious with the fish and handle them minimally and quickly with these lower flows.

Flies

  • Parachute PMD size 16-18
  • Sparkle dun PMD size 16-18
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Split case PMD size 16-18
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Sow bugs size 16-22
  • Pheasant tail size 16-22
  • Ant patterns size 14-18
  • Hopper patterns size 14-18

Green River

The Green has been fishing really well with Caddis and it's that time of year to start throwing some big terrestrials. The fishing has slowed down a little bit, but with the terrestrials starting to be more prominent on the river it should start getting really good again. Where else do you get to throw size 8 hoppers or ants and watch a trout eye it from below and come all the way up to chow it down?! It's a pretty amazing experience and I highly recommend getting up there to experience it if you haven't yet. The fish are huge this year and if you give them a nice looking presentation you will witness this first hand. Nymphing is always an option if you don't see fish coming up to the surface, or just run a dry dropper off of a big terrestrial.

Flows

The flows are still sitting at 2400 cfs, which is a great flow for fishing from a boat or wading.

Flies

  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Caddis Pupa size 18-20
  • Pheasant tail size 16-22
  • Prince nymph size 16-18
  • Ant patterns size 10-16
  • Hopper patterns size 8-12

JULY 17, 2017

Middle Provo

Fishing is awesome right now! The flows are down to 380 cfs, which is a great flow and there are a plethora of bugs out on the water. The Green Drakes are still out (although they are hit or miss) and the fish are definitely keying in on them if they are around. Just have a few patterns handy in case you stumble upon the hatch. There are also PMD's and Caddis out and the Caddis are growing more and more in numbers. So there are several options out there for you to try and get them on. If there aren’t any noses up then throw on a nymph that imitates one of those bugs and you should get them on that.

Flows

The flows are down to 380 cfs, which is a great flow for all types of fly fishing.

Flies

  • Parachute PMD size 16-18
  • Sparkle dun PMD size 16-18
  • PMD emerger size 16-18
  • PMD cripple size 16-18
  • Yellow sally size 14-16
  • Yellow Stimulator size 14-16
  • Bullethead stonefly size 12-16
  • Split case PMD size 16-18
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Pat's rubber legs size 12-14
  • Green Drake Dun size 12
  • Green Drake cripple size 12
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Sow Bugs size 16-22
  • Pheassant tail size 16-22

Lower Provo

Fishing has been really good on the lower. The flows are sitting at around 515 cfs, which is a good flow for the river. It will still be tough to wade across in many spots. Look for the wider flat water if you’re looking to cross over to the other side. The fishing is similar to the Middle Provo with PMD's and Caddis hatching. You should see plenty of fish rising, but if you don’t or nymphing is your game, then that will work really well with a Caddis larva, Pheasant Tail, Prince Nymph, PMD Barr's emergers, and split case PMD's.

Flows

The flows have dropped a bunch and are currently at 233 cfs, but the water will be a bit higher than this below the spillway. This is a great fishing flow.

Flies

  • Parachute PMD size 16-18
  • Sparkle dun PMD size 16-18
  • PMD emerger size 16-18
  • PMD cripple size 16-18
  • Yellow sally size 14-16
  • Yellow Stimulator size 14-16
  • Bullethead stonefly size 12-16
  • Split case PMD size 16-18
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Pat's rubber legs size 12-14
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Sow Bugs size 16-22
  • Pheassant tail size 16-22

Weber River

The Weber is in great fishing shape and has been flowing around 200 cfs for the last little while, but as of today it took a major dip in the flows and is at 87 cfs, which isn’t normal. I wouldn’t expect that to last very long, so just be sure to keep an eye on the flows before you head out there. The PMD's, Caddis, and Stoneflies have started showing up and fish are just now starting to key on them on top of the surface. If there are no risers, then you should have success nymphing with PMD's, Caddis nymphs, and Sow Bugs.

Flows

The flows were sitting at 200 cfs for a while but dipped down to 87 cfs today, which is really low. This shouldn’t last very long, so just check the flows before you head out.

Flies

  • Parachute PMD size 16-18
  • Sparkle dun PMD size 16-18
  • PMD emerger size 16-18
  • PMD cripple size 16-18
  • Yellow sally size 14-16
  • Yellow Stimulator size 14-16
  • Bullethead stonefly size 12-16
  • Split case PMD size 16-18
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Pat's rubber legs size 12-14
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Sow Bugs size 16-22
  • Pheassant tail size 16-22

Green River

I was just up on the Green for a few days last week and it was fishing really well! The flows have finally dropped down to around 2300 cfs, which is an awesome flow for the river for wading and fishing from a boat. There are a few different hatches going on right now, but the most prolific was the Yellow Sallies. It looked like it was snowing because there were so many of these whitish fluffy bugs flying around. It was amazing! The fish are obviously keying on those as well as some Caddis and PMD's. Some days the Caddis outfished the Sallies even though there were many more Sallies flying around. We were also able to get a few to come up for some terrestrials, so throw on an ant, beetle, cricket, or hopper and try to entice one up to eat one of those bigger bugs. If there aren’t too many fish rising, then try a dry dropper from a bigger terrestrial down to an Iron Sally, PMD split case or pheasant tail and you should get some that way.

Flows

The flows have finally dropped down to around 2300 cfs, which is an awesome flow for the river for wading and fishing from a boat.

Flies

  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Caddis Pupa size 18-20
  • Yellow Sallies size 14-18
  • Yellow Stimulator size 14-16
  • Parachute PMD size -18
  • Sparkle dun PMD size -18
  • PMD emerger size -18
  • PMD cripple size -18
  • Split case PMD size 18

JULY 3, 2017

Middle Provo

Fishing is on! The Middle Provo has finally started to drop and is sitting at 600 cfs, which is a great flow. Wading is now an option with these lower flows — and it’s a breath of fresh air. Now you will be able to access many more areas and pick off fish rising to the surface on the other side of the bank. More and more bugs are starting to show up on the river as well. Be ready with some PMD's and some yellow stoneflies. If you’re lucky you will catch the Green Drake hatch on the middle, which could start popping any day now. The fish gorge themselves with these giant bugs. If dry fly fishing isn’t your thing, then nymphing will always work, and is very productive right now.

Flows

The Middle Provo has finally started to drop and is sitting at 600 cfs, which is a great flow. Wading is now an option with these lower flows.

Flies

  • San Juan Worm size 8-12
  • Wire Worm size 8-12
  • Squirmy Wormy size 8-12
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Pat's rubber legs size 12-14
  • Sow bugs size 16-22
  • Zebra midge size 20-24

Lower Provo

The Lower is starting to get in good shape for fishing. The flows have dropped a bunch and are currently at 233 cfs, but the water will be a bit higher than this below the spillway. This is a great fishing flow and of course when the fishing starts to get good, so do the crowds of tubers floating the river. Start working on your ninja skills so you can dodge the tubers coming right at you. Aside from the tubers, everything is shaping up quite nicely. There are more and more sightings of PMD's and Caddis so be sure to come equipped with a few different patterns and sizes of these flies. If you’re not seeing any risers coming to the surface then don’t hesitate to throw on a nymph. A caddis nymph, split case-PMD, and a big stonefly are all good options for nymphing right now.

Flows

The flows have dropped a bunch and are currently at 233 cfs, but the water will be a bit higher than this below the spillway. This is a great fishing flow.

Flies

  • Parachute PMD size 16-18
  • Sparkle dun PMD size 16-18
  • PMD emerger size 16-18
  • PMD cripple size 16-18
  • Yellow sally size 14-16
  • Yellow Stimulator size 14-16
  • Bullethead stonefly size 12-16
  • Split case PMD size 16-18
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Pat's rubber legs size 12-14
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Sow Bugs size 16-22
  • Pheasant tail size 16-22

Weber River

The Weber is in great fishing shape right now. It has been consistently flowing around 200 cfs for the last little while but that could change, so just be sure to check the flows before you head out. The PMD's, Caddis, and Stoneflies have started showing up and fish are just now starting to key on them on top of the surface. If there are no risers, then you should have success nymphing with PMD's, Caddis nymphs, and Sow Bugs.

Flows

The Weber is in great fishing shape right now. It has been consistently flowing around 200 cfs for the last little while but that could change, so just be sure to check the flows before you head out.

Flies

  • Parachute PMD size 16-18
  • Sparkle dun PMD size 16-18
  • PMD emerger size 16-18
  • PMD cripple size 16-18
  • Yellow sally size 14-16
  • Yellow Stimulator size 14-16
  • Bullethead stonefly size 12-16
  • Split case PMD size 16-18
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Pat's rubber legs size 12-14
  • Zebra Midge size 16-22
  • Sow Bugs size 16-22
  • Pheasant tail size 16-22

Green River

The Green is still fishing well, but they fish are getting a bit pickier since the flows have been consistently high at 8600 cfs for the last few months or so. Last I heard, the flows are supposed to go down around July 5th to around 2400 cfs, which means the dry fly fishing will be epic! Plan a trip to get up there now because the fish will start going crazy for dries once that water drops. There are Caddis out right now, but not too much action on the surface due to the high water, so if you throw on a caddis pupa and nymph, you should see success. The Yellow Sallies should start popping as soon as the water goes down and the fish go crazy for them! Overall, things are starting to look really good for the Green River, so start planning your trip to get up there soon!

Flows

The Green River is currently flowing at 8600 cfs but should be dropping about 1000 cfs a day starting on 7/5 until it gets down to around 2400 cfs.

Flies

  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Caddis Pupa size 18-20
  • San Juan Worm size 8-12
  • Wire Worm size 8-12
  • Squirmy Wormy size 8-12
  • Grey soft hackle size 18-22
  • Yellow Sallies size 14-18
  • Yellow Stimulator size 14-16

JUNE 19, 2017

Middle Provo

The flows have started to slightly go down which is much better than trending upwards! However, they are still really high at 1260 cfs! Fishing is tough due to the higher flows and limited places to fish, but if you stick to the banks, pocket water, back eddies, or any slower water that you see, you should have some success. Caddis have started to make some appearances and they will be in full force soon, so be sure to have a few patterns ready for that. Hopefully these flows will continue to go down because there are several other bugs knocking at the door and once the flows stabilize, you will start seeing some Green Drakes and PMD's. Make sure you are ready with all of these different bugs in your fly boxes just in case you hit the beginnings of one of these hatches. If you’re out during the high water, then throw on a worm or stonefly with some weight to it trailed by a smaller fly like a caddis, pheasant tail, or sow bug and you should get some action.

Flows

The flows have started to slightly trend downward, which is a good sign, but they are still at 1260 cfs as of today. That is a pretty high flow, so be cautious and stick to the banks and edges of the river.

Flies

  • San Juan Worm size 8-12
  • Wire Worm size 8-12
  • Squirmy Wormy size 8-12
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Pat's rubber legs size 12-14
  • Sow bugs size 16-22
  • Zebra midge size 20-24

Lower Provo

Flows have been dropping a little bit and are at 837 cfs as of today. Hopefully they continue to drop so that more water can be accessed. This is a fishable flow, but it’s still a bit high. Just focus on any slower water like the banks and edges. With this higher water, it’s more productive to fish heavier nymph rigs that will get down to the bottom quickly. Put on a Pats Rubber Leg or a heavier worm pattern and trail it with another smaller nymph like a sow bug, zebra midge, or pheasant tail. If streamers are your thing, then put on a nice weighted one and huck it out there! You'll get some chasers in the slower water.

Flows

The flows are sitting at 837 cfs as of today, but its still really high and fast. Just be extremely careful and don’t even think about wading into the river. Just stay on the edges. That is where the fish will be anyway.

Flies

  • San Juan Worm size 8-12
  • Wire Worm size 8-12
  • Squirmy Wormy size 8-12
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Pat's rubber legs size 12-14
  • Sow bugs size 16-22
  • Zebra midge size 20-24

Weber River

The flows have finally started going down a little bit on the Weber, but they have been really inconsistent so be sure to check them before you head out. They were sitting at 1100 cfs, which is extremely high for the Weber, then dropped down really low. They are now sitting at 540 cfs below Rockport, which is fishable but still high. There are Caddis starting to show up on the river, which is one of the best hatches to fish on the Weber. You may see some in the morning but I’ve seen more later in the afternoon and they last until the sun starts going down. If you don’t see any trout rising for Caddis, then don’t hesitate to throw a worm pattern trailed by a Caddis nymph, or Sow bug with some weight to it so that it gets to the bottom quickly.

Flows

The flows have finally started going down a little bit on the Weber, but they have been really inconsistent so be sure to check them before you head out. They are currently sitting at 540 cfs below Rockport, which is fishable but still a bit high. Stay on the edges of the river and focus on the slower water.

Flies

  • San Juan Worm size 8-12
  • Wire Worm size 8-12
  • Squirmy Wormy size 8-12
  • Hemmingway Caddis size 16-18
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Sow bugs size 16-22
  • Zebra midge size 20-24

Green River

Flows bumped up today to 8600 cfs and last I heard, they are planning on keeping them at that flow for the rest of the month. This makes it tough for wade fishing, but fishing from a drift boat has been and will be great! The cicadas are out in full swing and are fishing well. If you've never experienced the cicada hatch on the Green, then you need to get up there before they’re gone! There is nothing like throwing a size 8 dry fly and watching a trout rise to it. It is amazing! If dry fly fishing isn’t your thing, then nymph fishing has been awesome with the higher flows. A wire worm or squirmy wormy, with a scud or grey soft hackle trailer has been the ticket. There has also been some BWO's around, so you may see some fish rising to those in some of the slower pocket water. All in all, fishing has been great on the mighty Green River, so get up there!

Flows

The Green River just got bumped up to 8600 cfs and will most likely remain at this flow for the rest of the month. Dry fly fishing and nymphing have been excellent.

Flies

  • Cicadas size 8-12
  • San Juan Worm size 8-12
  • Wire Worm size 8-12
  • Squirmy Wormy size 8-12
  • Mother shucker size 20-22
  • Griffiths Gnat size 18-22
  • Morgans Midge size 20-24
  • Midge foamerger size 18-22
  • Sow bugs size 16-22
  • Zebra midge size 20-24
  • Parachute BWO size 18-22
  • BWO cripple size 18-22
  • BWO Dun size 18-22
  • BWO nymphs size 18-22
  • WD40 size 18-22
  • Grey soft hackle size 18-22
  • Wire worm size 8-12

JUNE 6, 2017

Middle Provo

The flows just bumped up again today to 1710 cfs. This flow is not fishable, and I would advise you to find somewhere else to go fishing as long as these flows stay up this high. Last week they sat at around 850 which was actually a pretty good flow, so they could move back down again. They have been fluctuating from week to week and sometimes day to day so just be sure to check the flows before you head out if you’re looking to fish the Middle Provo. I went out last week and it fished pretty well, so if the flows drop back down, then throw on a worm or stonefly with some weight to it trailed by a smaller fly like a caddis, pheasant tail, or sow bug.

Flows

The flows just bumped up again today to 1710 cfs. This flow is not fishable, and I would advise you to find somewhere else to go fishing as long as these flows stay up this high. Be smart and be safe.

Flies

  • San Juan Worm size 8-12
  • Wire Worm size 8-12
  • Squirmy Wormy size 8-12
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Pat's rubber legs size 12-14
  • Mother shucker size 20-22
  • Griffiths Gnat size 18-22
  • Parachute midge size 20-24
  • Orange Asher size 18-22
  • Morgans Midge size 20-24
  • Midge foamerger size 18-22
  • Sow bugs size 16-22
  • Zebra midge size 20-24
  • Parachute BWO size 18-22
  • BWO cripple size 18-22
  • BWO Dun size 18-22
  • BWO nymphs size 18-22
  • Pheasant tails size 18-22

Lower Provo

The Lower seemed to follow the lead of the Middle Provo. Flows bumped up today to 1040 cfs. These are pretty high flows for this river. As I’m sure most of you have heard, three people lost their lives last week on the Lower Provo. So be smart and careful and stay away from the higher flows until they go down some. If the flows go down a bit then stick to fishing the banks and slower pocket water. With the higher flows and dirtier water, use worm patterns like the San Juan, Wire Worm, or Wiggle Worm and trail one of those with a caddis, pheasant tail, or sow bug. You can also throw big weighted streamers that will get down quick. Just be safe out there and don’t try to wade in the water.

Flows

Flows bumped up today to 1040 cfs. This is really high and I would advise not to fish it until they go down a bit.

Flies

  • San Juan Worm size 8-12
  • Wire Worm size 8-12
  • Squirmy Wormy size 8-12
  • Elk hair caddis size 16-18
  • X-caddis size 18-20
  • Spent partridge caddis size 16-18
  • Mother shucker size 20-22
  • Griffiths Gnat size 18-22
  • Parachute midge size 20-24
  • Orange Asher size 18-22
  • Morgans Midge size 20-24
  • Midge foamerger size 18-22
  • Sow bugs size 16-22
  • Zebra midge size 20-24
  • Parachute BWO size 18-22
  • BWO cripple size 18-22
  • BWO Dun size 18-22
  • BWO nymphs size 18-22
  • Pheasant tails size 18-22

Weber River

Flows have bumped up the last few days and are currently sitting at 1100 cfs, which is extremely high for the Weber. It is not fishable at this flow. Don’t even bother going to check it out.

Green River

Flows bumped up today to 8600 cfs and last I heard, they are planning on keeping them at that flow for the rest of the month. This makes it tough for wade fishing, but fishing from a drift boat has been and will be great! The cicadas are out in full swing and are fishing well. If you've never experienced the cicada hatch on the Green, then you need to get up there before they’re gone! There is nothing like throwing a size 8 dry fly and watching a trout rise to it. It is amazing! If dry fly fishing isn’t your thing, then nymph fishing has been awesome with the higher flows. A wire worm or squirmy wormy, with a scud or grey soft hackle trailer has been the ticket. There has also been some BWO's around, so you may see some fish rising to those in some of the slower pocket water. All in all, fishing has been great on the mighty Green River, so get up there!

Flows

The Green River just got bumped up to 8600 cfs and will most likely remain at this flow for the rest of the month. Dry fly fishing and nymphing have been excellent.

Flies

  • Cicadas size 8-12
  • San Juan Worm size 8-12
  • Wire Worm size 8-12
  • Squirmy Wormy size 8-12
  • Mother shucker size 20-22
  • Griffiths Gnat size 18-22
  • Morgans Midge size 20-24
  • Midge foamerger size 18-22
  • Sow bugs size 16-22
  • Zebra midge size 20-24
  • Parachute BWO size 18-22
  • BWO cripple size 18-22
  • BWO Dun size 18-22
  • BWO nymphs size 18-22
  • WD40 size 18-22
  • Grey soft hackle size 18-22
  • Wire worm size 8-12


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