Provo River Guide Service has stayed busy, with fourtrips out this holiday week. We fly fished on both the lower and middle Provo River. Fishing has remained the same with noses on the surface and fish targeting the midge pattern dry fly.
Monday the traffic on the river was heavy, but who wouldn't want to be out, it was a beautiful day in Utah! I was at bunny farm on the middle section of the Provo River with long time client, Ernie. We talked to a couple angers who were having a tough day, but we had a successful day fishing with dry flies!
On Tuesday, I took a trip to the lower Provo River and it fished well, the hatch was awesome. We were just up from the campground and on on the water by 10 a.m.. At times the hatch was so thick it made the dry fly fishing frustrating because there was so many midge clusters for the fish to choose from. The hatch slowed around 12:30 p.m. Many fish were caught and many fish were missed, but among those caught were a few 17 inch plus brown trout. We saw a couple blue winged olives on the water. Which leads me to believe it won't be long before we start seeing this hatch!
Fly fishing on the lower today was decent. Ernie came back with his partner in crime, Mikey. Which always makes for an entertaining day catching fish of utah! The dry fly fishing was solid from 10 a.m. to about 12.30. When the wind was down the fish came up. We caught rainbow trout and brown trout. Unfortunately our nicest fish of the day popped the hook! Overall I was pleased with the day. Despite the wind chill we had plenty of opportunities and lots of laughs. -Jeremy Rogers