Read the latest small streams fishing reports here. The 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 with the latest small stream fishing reports. The most recent fishing report is at the top and includes older fishing reports below the most recent reports, so that you can see how the fishing has been 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 Utah’s small streams, give us a call at the shop 1-435-658-1166 or contact us here.

Small Streams Fishing Report 10-5-2017

Location

Area Small Streams

Overview

Utah’s many small streams are fishing excellent right now.  We are still seeing some terrestrial action in streams of lower elevation, but anticipate that the end of the terrestrial bite is close.  All we need in a few more chilly nights and most of the hoppers will be finished.  Beetles, Ants and Crickets will still produce fish on the colder days, but plan on trying to match the hatch.  We have recently seen plenty of nice fish caught on BWO’s and midges.  The streamer fishing can be excellent on the smaller streams this time of year as well.  A personal favorite is a White Slump Buster.   That fly hunts!

If You aren’t seeing action on the surface don’t give up, as long as you can get a good drift with your bug, fish will likely respond.  As far as nymphing goes, try a shallow water rig using midges, baetis and caddis.

For up to date stream flows you can check out http://data.cuwcd.com/data/reservoirs/index.htm or https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ut/nwis/current/?type=flow&group_key=basin_cd

Latest Flows

 

Fishing

Great

Current Hatches

Terrestrials(for a bit longer)

Midges, Baetis(BWO) Caddis

Best Techniques

Single dry fly or dry dropper rigs

Best Time Of Day

10 AM to 6 PM

View archived small streams fishing reports here.

Small Streams Fishing Report 8-1-2017

Location

Area Small Streams

Overview

Most of the local small streams are fishing well and are in mid-summer form. We’re seeing good fishing around the state with water levels down and terrestrial bugs starting to show up. This window for terrestrial fishing wont last too long so make sure to get out there soon and fish your favorite secret spots. The freestone streams are in prime conditions right now with water levels down and runoff over for the most part. The smaller tail waters are also at normal flows and should continue to fish well into the fall with the amount of water in the reservoirs. Most of the early summer hatches are over on the smaller streams so fish are really starting to focus their attention on the big bugs. This is a lot of folks favorite time of year to fish the smaller streams in the area with big foam dry flies. Get out there and do some exploring!

For up to date stream flows you can check out http://data.cuwcd.com/data/reservoirs/index.htm or https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ut/nwis/current/?type=flow&group_key=basin_cd

Latest Flows

 

Fishing

Great

Current Hatches

Terrestrials

Yellow Sally’s, PMD’s and Caddis.

Best Techniques

Single dry fly or dry dropper rigs

Best Time Of Day

10 AM to 6 PM

View archived small streams fishing reports here.

Small Streams Fishing Report 6-28-2017

Location

Area Small Streams

Overview

The time we have all been waiting for is finally on our doorstep! Our local small streams have started to shape up as the runoff has begun to subside.  The freestones have really come down in flow and are running cool, clear and ready to fish.  With this seasons mega runoff expect your favorite runs to have changed considerably-It’s a great time to get out and explore the rivers to find a few new “favorite runs.” Some of the smaller tail waters are still running a tad higher than normal, but are fishing well enough to make the trip out worth it. Expect to see some really nice hatches over the next few weeks.  Make sure you have plenty of Green Drakes, Golden Stones, and Yellow Sally’s, but make sure you don’t rule out PMD’s and Caddis-especially later in the day.  It is also not a bad idea to throw terrestrials like beetles, ants and crickets between the hatches.    For up to date stream flows you can check out http://data.cuwcd.com/data/reservoirs/index.htm or https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ut/nwis/current/?type=flow&group_key=basin_cd

Latest Flows

 

Fishing

Good

Current Hatches

Green Drakes, Golden Stones, Yellow Sally’s, PMD’s and Caddis.

Terrestrial fishing should produce a few fish as well.

Best Techniques

Single dry fly or dry dropper rigs

Best Time Of Day

10 AM to 6 PM

View archived small streams fishing reports here.

Small Streams Fishing Report 5-9-2017

Location

Area Small Streams

Overview

Most of the high alpine freestone streams and lakes in the Uintas are frozen over and unfishable.  Some of the smaller tailwaters are running low and clear.  You might come across a caddis, blue wing olive, or midge hatch.  Ice off is happening on a lot of local lakes, which can mean some excellent streamer fishing as well as some good dry dropper fishing with terrestrials and callebeatis.  For up to date stream flows you can check out http://data.cuwcd.com/data/reservoirs/index.htm or https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ut/nwis/current/?type=flow&group_key=basin_cd

Latest Flows

 

Fishing

Decent

Current Hatches

Caddis, Midges, and Blue Wing Olives

Best Techniques

Dry dropper or streamers

Best Time Of Day

10 AM to 6 PM

View archived small streams fishing reports here.

Small Streams Fishing Report 4-24-2017

Location

Area Small Streams

Overview

Most of the high alpine freestone streams in the Uintas are frozen over and unfishable.  The smaller tailwaters are running low and clear.  You might come across a blue wing or midge hatch.  For up to date stream flows you can check out http://data.cuwcd.com/data/reservoirs/index.htm or https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ut/nwis/current/?type=flow&group_key=basin_cd

Latest Flows

 

Fishing

Decent

Current Hatches

Midges and Blue Wing Olives

Best Techniques

Dry dropper or streamers

Best Time Of Day

10 AM to 4 PM

View archived small streams fishing reports here.