Fishing Tips

Below are fishing tips, information about tackle, lures and fishing excursions we have taken in the backcountry, high mountain streams as well as more easier access fishing locations, like local reservoirs, lakes and streams. Here is what we've learned along the way.

Favorite Fishing Gear - Rods, reels, portable pontoon boat & more.

Provo River Fishing Report
Nov 27, 2017

I spent all of early November trying to put an elk in the freezer, so the fishing report has been on hold until now.

Provo River Fishing Report
Oct 29, 2017

October on the Provo River is a time of transition. The first day of Fall arrived on September 22 this year, but the real transition from Summer to Fall Fishing is about to happen soon.

Provo River Fishing Report
Oct 22, 2017

This week I am more qualified to write the mule deer and elk hunting reports than the Provo River Fishing Report (saw the biggest mule deer buck I’ve ever seen in the Wasatch Mountains), but Jim has been fishing and has kept me up to speed with latest information.

Provo River Fishing Report
Oct 6, 2017

Late September and October is such a good time of year to fish on the Provo River. The temperature has cooled off, but the fishing is still hot. And for some reason, few people are on the water. But since this

Provo River Fishing Regulations – Know the Rules and Protect our Fishery

Jim and I were fishing in the Lower Provo back in July and we found a large dead Brown Trout. The fish was tangled in the moss by fishing line that was trailing from his mouth and evidently broken off and died from

Backcountry Chronicles is a Guest on The Open Air Project Podcast

Several weeks ago, I got an email from Coty Soult and Steve Sunderland of The Open Air Project asking me if I would like to be on one of their podcasts. I listened to their introductory

Provo River Fishing Report
Sept 17, 2017

A fly fishing client from Atlanta had to cancel last week because Hurricane Irma was headed his way and he couldn’t leave his family when they were expecting high winds and flooding. Bad news. We haven’t heard how they fared,

Provo River Fishing Report
Sept 12, 2017

Last week was a mix of cool fall and hot summer weather on the Provo River. We have to admit we are looking forward to cooler fall temperatures. We fished the Middle Provo three times this week and the Lower Provo once.

Provo River (And Surrounding Area) Fishing Report September 5, 2017

This past week, we guides some folks to one of our outlying rivers (see video at bottom of page) and fished some of the high mountain lakes, so we didn’t

Provo River Fishing Report
August 26, 2017

We fished so much the last 10 days and helped new friends set up for the elk hunt, so we haven’t parked it long enough to write a report until now. This week every person we fished with was a beginning fly fisher (at least 10 beginners in all). I can not tell you how