Lower Provo River
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.
Baetis(BWO), Midges, Caddis
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