BWOs on the Provo River - Spring Fly Fishing Report

Tuesday, 11 Apr, 2017
Water Clarity
Angler Traffic
Fish Caught
4-8 fish
Spring has sprung and the Blue Winged Olive hatches have begun. Here in Park City, both the middle and lower sections of the Provo River are seeing some nice activity. Though we haven’t seen any “blanket” hatches yet, we have still seen enough bugs to keep the fish active. Clouds, cool weather and rain will likely produce a decent hatch. Look for stormy weather if you want to experience this. Also, most hatches are occurring in the late afternoon (try 1-4pm as your target window—later is better).

We have found that patience is important, and you should be willing to try various different flies on the BWO lifecycle. If you’re not having any luck with mayflies, we suggest you switch to nymphing when the action is sparse up on the surface. Also be sure to pack cripples and emergers for when the hatch is approaching.

BWO nymphs live in fast moving water and they are great swimmers. When they emerge, they swim straight to the surface and get pushed into slower pools and flats. You may have to explore the river a little bit to find these spots that are perfect for BWO behavior. Look for deep pools, riffles and flats, and don’t be afraid to move around!

This is one of our favorite hatches, and there are a number of reasons why. BWOs mark the beginning of the river coming back to life after the long, dormant winter. They also bring out aggressive feeding tendencies in trout, so the strikes are good. Additionally, the weather is great, and we get to enjoy the wonderful restoration that Spring brings!

We hope you have a great start to your Provo River fly fishing season!
Start Time:
1:00 PM
End Time:
4:00 PM
Sow bugsundefined
Mother Shuckersundefined
BWO Duns18
BWO nymphs18
Fishing Water Report
The Provo River features a premier blue ribbon trout fishery close to Utah's major cities. Brown and rainbow trout mature to record lengths in the Provo, with a most fish running 18 ... moreinches or bigger. In some areas the Provo offers 3,000 or more trout per mile. As a result, the waters of the Provo River provide exceptional recreation.

The Provo River flows through Utah County and Wasatch County, Utah. It rises in the Uinta Mountains at Washington Lake and flows about 70 miles southwest to Utah Lake at the city of Provo, Utah. The main branches of Provo River are the North Fork Provo River and the South Fork Provo River. In the Provo you'll find: Brown Trout, Common Carp, Cutthroat Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, and White Bass.
Game Fish Opportunities:
Reporting Outfitter
Dedicated to the Craft - Committed to our Guests Located in Park City, Utah we service the accompanying resort areas of Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort. We are locally owned ... moreand operated and take great pride in providing the best possible experience for our guests. Home waters include the Provo River, the Weber River and many Small & Remote Streams in the North and South Uintah basins. We also provide guided float trips on the Upper Green River in Wyoming.
Reported Trip
WADE FISHING TRIPS IN PARK CITY, UTAH Wade fishing is the classic experience. Walk to a secluded location along the banks of a local river such as the Provo river. While on the way ... moreyou can dissect every pool, riffle and rock while your guide offers instruction and assistance. Wade fishing is the best selection for a high level of instruction. These trips are available for either a half or full day. Nearly all of our local rivers and streams are exclusively accessed through this method.
Fishing Waters:
0 reviews   0 comments

Discover Your Own Fishing and Hunting Adventures

With top destinations, guided trips, outfitters and guides, and river reports, you have everything you need.