And so it begins! The team here at Trout Tales is excited for another great season on the Provo River, Weber River and beyond. Winter started out slow. Snow totals had us a little worried for the spring and summer flows on our local streams, but things have changed. We received and continue to stack up precipitation totals throughout the late winter and early spring. Our reservoirs are looking well fed as the thaw begins and our rivers get their first bumps in flows in 4-6 months.
Spring is in the air and for us guides, we've been taking full advantage of the first good fishing conditions of the year. If you made it out with us in March, you already know what I'm talking about, but for those who didn't...
Anyway... March is one of our favorite months on the Provo River. Both the Middle and the Lower produce great nymphing and dry fly opportunities for some of the largest trout of the season.
As we look towards May and June, we have a lot to look forward to. High water shouldn't be a big issue this year like it was last year. But as many of you know, us TT guides love those conditions, and are happy to guide through big flows. Fishing can be pretty insane during the big flushes as many of the trout move in close to the bank and are looking for all the junk food (worms, sow bugs, stoneflies) that's been kicked into the drift.
Other than the Provo and Weber, we have been poking around on several of our remote rivers and streams. Flows have bumped up on many of them and the fish are starting to key in on the first big hatches of the season. Spring, log distance trips out in the basin can be great options before the high water kicks on. All in all, our rivers look like they are in great shape going into summer, and we're excited to fish with both our long time friends and brand new clients.
Prime dates always book first, obviously. If you have dates in mind, a guide request or any specifics, don't wait until the last minute to call. We also have some opportunities for overnight trips as well as other new options that you may be interested in. Get in touch for details.
See you on the water!
LOWER PROVO: 212 CFS from Deer Creek
MIDDLE PROVO: 144 CFS from Jordanelle
- Sow Bugs (MOSTLY ON THE LOWER, BUT WILL WORK ON MIDDLE TOO. CLOSER TO JORDANELLE.) | Size: 18, 20, 22 | Colors: Dark, Light, Rainbow
- Midges (Buffalo and Small) | Size: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 | Colors: Olive, Black, Cream, Brown, Grey
- Blue Wing Olives | Size: 18, 20, 22
- Caddis | Size: 18, 20 | Pupa and Larva Patterns.
- Midges (Buffalo and Small) | Size: 18, 20, 22, 24 | Patterns: Morgans Midge, CDC Midge, Transitional Midge, Bunny Midge, Griffiths Gnat, Double Midge, Midge emergers and adults
- Blue Wing Olives (March and April) | Size: 18, 20, 22 | Patterns: Last Chance Cripple BWO, Visidun BWO, Bars Emerger BWO, Comparadun BWO, Challenged Baetis. Cripples and Adults...
- Caddis (April and May) | Should start to see a few on the Middle and Weber as Mothers Day approaches. Small (18, 20) dark bodied and olive bodied caddis will work well.
- Streamers will work well this time of year especially on the weather changing days. Look for the gloomy days, that no one else wants to be out fishing. You'll have the place to yourself too!
- Brown, Olive, Black, White