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 Late July & Outlook for August

Since the last fishing report, the flow is back down on the Middle and Lower Provo Rivers making it easier for everyone to spread out and find places to fish. Overall, fishing has been fairly good despite the high flows, but it hasn’t been easy to find places to fish that weren’t crowded. The current […]

Provo River Fishing Report Mid June & Outlook for Late June

The Spring Runoff on the Middle Provo is in full swing and has been running at over 940 cfs since the first of June. The water below the dam is running clear and cold (about 40° F).

Provo River Spring Runoff; a Look at Historical Water Flows and Trout Habitat

Everyone seems to be talking about the water flow on the Middle Provo this week. Every Spring we get questions about when the runoff starts on the Middle Provo and when the flow reduces enough to fish again.

Provo River Fishing Report for Late May & Outlook for Early June

The Spring Runoff has started on the  Middle Provo. The water below the dam is running clear and cold (about 40° F) at about 523 cfs. The flow bumped to over 400 cfs on Thursday, then over 500 cfs on Friday just before the Memorial Day weekend.

Provo River Fishing Report and Outlook for May

The Middle Provo is running clear at about 325 cfs clear and is very cold (about 40° F near the dam). There is a good Baetis hatch

Tips for Hooking and Playing Big Fish on a Fly Rod

As a fly fishing guide, I have the opportunity to teach new fly fishing techniques or more commonly, to correct bad technique. Many folks seem to think they do everything wrong. Not true

Provo River Fishing Report and Outlook for Late August

Jim and I guided folks twice this week on the Middle Provo River. We fished all the way from below the railroad tracks near Charleston, above the River Road area and also below the Jordanelle Dam in the “popular” spots. Bouncing worms and sow bugs worked well and fish are getting very excited about chasing […]

Provo River Fishing Report and Outlook for Mid August

Jim and I guided three times this week on the Middle Provo River. We went above the railroad tracks twice and up near the Jordanelle Dam once.

Provo River Fishing Report and Outlook for Early August

Jim and I guided three times this week on the Middle Provo River. We went above the railroad tracks and both above and below River Road. The fishing with PMDs and late evening caddis has been crazy on the upper part of the Middle Provo. So crazy we specifically took all the beginning anglers to […]

Provo River Fishing Report and Outlook for Late July

Jim and I guided three times this week on the Middle Provo River and Jim fished a forth day by himself. I didn’t actually fish much since we were guiding, but Jim sure got into them last night. On Tuesday morning, we guided Scott above the railroad tracks, Wednesday afternoon, we guided Mark and his […]