LOWER PROVO RIVER Famous Must Fish!!!- Blue Ribbon Fishery
The Lower Provo River is one of Utah’s best wild brown trout streams. It is a beautiful section of river that flows from Deer Creek Reservoir through the deep and narrow walls of Provo Canyon. The Lower Provo River is known for its consistent nymph fishing that occurs year-round, but that’s not all it offers. Dry fly fishing is excellent and see’s most major hatches. Streamers will produce some of the largest fish in the river.
MIDDLE PROVO RIVER Top Dry Fly River!!!- Blue Ribbon Fishery There are few fly fishing rivers in the world that boost such an amazing backdrop of scenery and beauty. Surrounded by Mt Timpo and meandering farm meadows the Middle Provo River has a unique feel of a rugged mountain stream, but in a spring creek setting. Since the construction of the Jordanelle Dam and the river restoration project(Restoring the river to its orginal coreadore) the Middle Provo River has blossomed into one of Utah’s premier trout streams as well as Blue Ribbon Fishery. With the Jordanelle Dam in place (Jordanelle Dam was built in 1992 and filled in 1995 so has only been a tailwater fishery for a short time and is still evolving) two key factors helped in the success of this stretch of river. 1. Flows could be regulated and satablized in the favor of the fish. Before the Dam flows suffered resulting in sub par fish habitit. 2. An increase of insect life and more diverse insects now abound in the river. As a result of all of the insect life, the middle Provo is a very fertile fishery and has a very large population of trout with estimates around 3,500 per mile.
UPPER PROVO RIVER is a great place to take a beginner fly fishing. Hungry trout are very forgiving and will eat a dry fly presented near them. The headwaters of the Provo River begins high in the Uinta Mountains about 80 miles east of Salt Lake City and about 40 miles east of Park City, Utah. The upper Provo River starts out as a very small stream although it still has good fly fishing mainly for small cutthroat and brook trout. These fish have such a short summer that they need to eat and eat a lot to hold them over another year. So don’t be surprised when the devourer a hopper or ant. This section of stream is primarily pocket water, riffles and small pools with aggressive and eager small trout willing to eat a fly.
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Diamond Fork River
Strawberry Reservoir-Blue Ribbon Fishery
Deer Creek Reservoir
Jordanelle Reservoir-Blue Ribbon Fishery
Tibble Fork Reservoir
Silver Lake Flat