Read the latest Lower Provo River fishing reports here. Our Lower Provo fishing reports include an overview of the fishing, the latest flows, general rating of the fishing, the current hatches that we have encountered, the best techniques that are producing and the most productive times of day. Below you will find a list of the latest Lower Provo fishing reports. The most recent fishing report is at the top with older fishing reports below in chronological order. This allows you to view older Lower Provo reports to see how the fishing was in previous weeks and months. If you don’t see what you are looking for, and want the most current information on conditions and what is happening on the Lower Provo, give us a call at the shop 1-435-658-1166 or contact us here. You can also learn more about the Lower Provo fishery including guided trips on our Provo River fly fishing page.

Lower Provo River Fishing Report 10-5-2017

Location

Lower Provo River

Overview

The flow on the lower provo river has dropped 300 cfs since September.  With the cooler weather and class back in session, the tuber traffic has all but disappeared.  Now that the flow is hovering below 200 cfs, the river has started to become choked with weeds-meaning nymphing and streamer fishing will be a bit more difficult or tedious.  Our guides have been having success fishing sow bugs, midges and baetis patterns on an inline rig in areas with less vegetation.  The streamer bite is decent, but difficult due to de-weeding your fly every couple casts.  This time of year the Baetis or BWO hatch can be thick on the lower.  Focus on feeding fish near the banks if you are using dries.  A tandem rig with a more visible “point” fly trailed by a smaller emerger or nymph should produce fish in riffles.

As the season has truly switched from Summer to Fall, the brown trout are beginning to spawn.  Please watch out for spawning fish digging redds.  As common decency and good fishing etiquette require, please refrain from crossing over redds and fishing to actively spawning fish.  That being said, egg patterns should start working when fishing riffles to the rainbows sitting behind the brown trout.

Recent Flows

165 CFS

Fishing

Good

Current Hatches

Baetis(BWO), Midges, Caddis

Best Techniques

Nymphs: Size 18-22

Sow bugs, bling midge, disco midge, juju midge, bwo barr emerger, juju baetis, split case pmd, mayhem emerger, magic flies, birds nests, caddis pupae and san juan worms

Dry flies: Size 16-26

PMDs: CDC biot comparadun, last chance cripple, sparkle dun, hackle dun, BWO winger

Caddis: Olive/tan body elk hair caddis, ez caddis, x-caddis, Orange bodied October caddis

Streamers : Size 4-12

Zonker, wooly bugger, sculpzilla, sparkle minnow, baby sex-dungeon, slump buster,

Best Time Of Day

9 AM – 12 AM

3 PM – 7 PM

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Lower Provo River Fishing Report 8-1-2017

Location

Lower Provo River

Overview

The lower provo has been fishing very well. The flows have recently been fluctuating, but are holding steady under 500 cfs. With the recent amount of angling and tubing pressure the fish are becoming slightly more selective, but can still be found with the correct flies and drag-free drifts. PMD and caddis patterns have been consistently producing healthy fish in both the mornings and the evenings. The hatches have been pretty significant in the late evenings and this tends to be when the best dry fly fishing is. Focus your attention towards the banks as the fish are holding tight to structure, undercut banks, and overhanging trees or bushes. It is also becoming the time of year to break out the big bugs. Terrestrial patterns such as an ants or hoppers will also begin to produce fish. This can be especially effective when dropping a nymph (PMDs, caddis, sow bugs) underneath your large dry fly. If you are willing to deal with some pressure, this is a great place to check out right now. A little bit cooler in the canyon, scenic views, and healthy strong fish. With the current water levels in Deer Creek reservoir, it’s looking like the lower is going to fish consistently well throughout the fall!

Recent Flows

418 CFS

Fishing

Good

Current Hatches

Pmd’s, caddis

Terrestrials – Ants

Streamers

Best Techniques

Nymphs: Size 18-22

Sow bugs, bling midge, disco midge, juju midge, pmd barr emerger, split case pmd, crystal hunchback, mayhem emerger, magic flies, birds nests, caddis pupae and san juan worms

Dry flies: Size 18-22

PMDs: CDC biot comparadun, last chance cripple, sparkle dun, hackle dun, rusty spinners,

Caddisl: Olive body elk hair caddis, ez caddis, x-caddis

Streamers : Size 4-12

Zonker, wooly bugger, sculpzilla, sparkle minnow, baby sex-dungeon

Best Time Of Day

6 AM – 10 AM

5 PM – 9 PM

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Lower Provo River Fishing Report 6-29-2017

Location

Lower Provo River

Overview

The lower provo has come down considerably from the last few weeks.  It will still be difficult to cross the river, but the fishing has generally been pretty good.  We have been seeing a nice PMD hatch mid afternoon which has been producing some nice fish caught on the surface.  If fishing dries, focus on the edges of the river and the slower moving water and of course, wherever else you spot a rise.  Nymphing has been good as well, fishing seams and anywhere with some structure.  Our guides have been catching fish, “right at our feet” so don’t forget to fish close for your first handful of casts.

Latest Flows

500 CFS

Fishing

Good

Current Hatches

Pmd’s, caddis, midges

Best Techniques

Nymphs: Size 18-22

Sow bugs, bling midge, disco midge, juju midge, pmd barr emerger, split case pmd, crystal hunchback, mayhem emerger, magic flies, birds nests, caddis pupae and san juan worms

Dry flies: Size 18-22

CDC biot comparadun, last chance cripple, sparkle dun, hackle dun, rusty spinners, elk hair caddis, ez caddis

Streamers : Size 4-12

Zonker, wooly bugger, sculpzilla, sparkle minnow

Best Time Of Day

9 AM – 5 PM

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Lower Provo River Fishing Report 5-9-2017

Location

Lower Provo River

Overview

The Lower Provo is flowing high for this time of the year.  Blue wings are on the water.  Look for risers in the slower seems and back eddies. Nymphing has been producing some nice fish.  Try using sow bugs, san juan worms, midges, and beatis patterns.  The midge hatch has been starting earlier in the morning and the blue wings have been coming off in the middle of the day.

Latest Flows

1,100 CFS

Fishing

Good

Current Hatches

Midges and some Blue Wings.

Best Techniques

Nymphs: Size 18-22

Sow bugs, zebra midges, bling midge, disco midge, juju midge, juju beatis, beatis nymph, barr emerger.

Dry flies: Size 18-22

Cluster midge, CDC midge, Griffith’s gnat, Winger beatis, Extended body beatis, CDC beatis, Beatis cripple

Streamers : Size 4-12

Zonker, wooly bugger, sculpzilla, sparkle minnow

Best Time Of Day

9 AM – 5 PM

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Lower Provo River Fishing Report 4-24-2017

Location

Lower Provo River

Overview

The Lower Provo is flowing high for this time of the year.  Blue wings are on the water.  Look for risers in the slower seems and back eddies. Nymphing has been producing some nice fish.  Try using sow bugs, midges, and beatis patterns.  The midge hatch has been starting earlier in the morning and the blue wings have been coming off in the middle of the day.

Latest Flows

531 CFS

Fishing

Good

Current Hatches

Midges and some Blue Wings.

Best Techniques

Nymphs: Size 18-22

Sow bugs, zebra midges, bling midge, disco midge, juju midge, juju beatis, beatis nymph, barr emerger.

Dry flies: Size 18-22

Cluster midge, CDC midge, Griffith’s gnat, Winger beatis, Extended body beatis, CDC beatis, Beatis cripple

Streamers : Size 4-12

Zonker, wooly bugger, sculpzilla, sparkle minnow

Best Time Of Day

9 AM – 4 PM

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