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.

DIY Maple Syrup From Boxelder Trees

One of the things still on my bucket list was to tap maple trees and make syrup. When I first moved to Utah, “Canyon Maples” blanketed the lower elevation of the Wellsville Mountains on the West side of Cache Valley. An old timer told me about tapping those trees and making maple syrup and put the […]

What’s Does it Take To Eat a Good Elk Burger?

Do you know what it takes? I was enjoying an elk burger a couple of days ago (shared this same pic on Instagram @backcountrychroniclesdotcom) and was thinking about everything involved with putting that delicious burger on my plate.

Changes at BackcountryChronicles Fly Fishing and an overdue Fishing Report

For those of you that have been following us and have noticed that we have not posted new videos (Jim ONeal Fly Fishing), Jim O’Neal passed away in May (2021).

BackcoutryChronicles is Guest on Sizzlin Arrow Outdoors Podcast

I was first introduced to Paul Rhoades several months ago by a mutual friend. Paul owns  a company called Sizzlin Arrow Outdoors which currently has a Pod Cast

Provo River Winter Fly Fishing Report and Outlook for January 2021

It has been a while since we published a fishing report. We’ve been doing plenty of fishing, just have not taken the time to collect data and write a report. Last week Mike asked me when I was going to start writing reports again. I told him I would post them if he would write […]

Provo River Fishing Report and Outlook for Late June

The high spring flow on the Middle Provo is finally behind us. The flow has been steady between 630 – 640 cfs since June 12 (2020). Now that the highest (and the yo-yo) flow is over, the fishing and hatches should quickly return to what we consider normal.

Provo River Fishing Report Late May and Outlook Early June

It has been an eventful and turbulent couple of weeks since the last fishing report on the the Middle Provo River. I was preparing a new report last week when someone sent me a text that the flow had increased to 1,200 cfs. I stopped what I was doing and walked out to look at […]

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 again this week since the flow just bumped up to 1800 cfs yesterday (May 19, 2020). People are saying they don’t remember this much water this early. Well, memories of events can be wrong. Every Spring we get questions about when the […]

Provo River Fishing Report Early May and Outlook Mid May

Jim and I had a good day on the Middle Provo this week despite the fact that the flow had just increased to 650 cfs. We met at 10:00 am, but didn’t really start fishing until after 11:00. The water temperature on Thursday

Provo River Fishing Report Late April and Outlook Early May

Jim finally escaped from quarantine and went fishing on the Lower Provo this week and I got out on the Middle Provo three times.