Fishing Season: Year Round

Duchesne River - UT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Falcon's Ledge 's Tip of the Week

Look for fish hiding behind structure and in deeper holes. Try a zebra midge, soft-hackle emerger, rubber-legged copper john, or green drake nymph when fish aren't looking up. Try a Griffiths gnat, parachute green drake, or parachute midge when fish are rising. Water is low so focus on deeper pockets and be careful not to spook fish. Fish in the morning and evening. Green Drakes are hatching.

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Map of Duchesne River

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Falcon's Ledge

5-Day Outlook as of 6/20/21

Highs in the 90s and lows in the 50s. Sunny most of the week.

Techniques & Tips as of 6/20/21

White Streamers worked through the deeper runs and bends has been effective. Nymphs such as soft-hackle pheasant tail nymphs, princess nymphs, copper johns, lightening bugs, brassies, zebra midges have also been working. Green drake hatches possible in the afternoons and evenings. Use parachute midges, Griffiths gnat, or green drake patterns for hatches. Green Drake patterns are working.

Current Conditions as of 6/20/21

Highs in the 90s and lows in the 50s. Sunny most of the week.

Local Species Available Year Round

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Falcon's Ledge 's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
I Can See It Midge Fly Green 18
Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail black 18
Hairwing Western Green Drake Olive 16
Midge Gray 18-20
Higa's S.O.S Black 16-18
Princess Nymph red 16-18
Bead Head Prince red 18
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer White 8-10
Parachute Midge Black 18
Egg Pattern Yellow 14

I Can See It Midge Fly

These midge flies are just what the optician ordered when it matters most.

Falcon's Ledge 's Recommended Gear

Description: About Duchesne River

The Duchesne is the largest of the waters draining the south slope of the Uinta Mountains . The upper river and its tributaries spring from alpine meadows and flow down through beautiful forested canyons. The upper stretches and tributaries hold many native cutthroat and wild brook trout. The river eventually begins to slow and meander as it moves through farmlands and pastures at lower elevations.

Nearest Airport:

Salt Lake City Intl


Green Drake, Midges

Best Time to Fish:

1 pm to 9 pm

Best Stretch: