Fishing Season: year round

Provo River - UT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Rocky Mountain Outfitters's Tip of the Week

River is really waking up. Lots of midges and fish moving around.

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Map of Provo River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Rocky Mountain Outfitters

5-Day Outlook as of 3/22/23

so much snow...parking can by limited do to snow pack, be patient and considerate of everyone. Midge hatches are HEAVY on sunny days.

Techniques & Tips as of 3/22/23

nymphing the deeper pools and runs. But don't discount streamers and dries. There have been good hatches on the middle. Lots of fish up and they can be picky. very small midge patterns or a swung fly can work.

Local Species Available year round

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Rocky Mountain Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Rouse's J-Dub Sow Bug natty 18-20
RS2 black 18-22
Sparkle Dun peacock 18-20
Magic Midge black 22
miracle midge cream 18-24
rainbow warrior rainbowy 22
Vernille San Juan Worm black, red, olive 14-12
Flashback Hares Ear Nymph natty 18-22
flash back Pheasant Tail natural 18-20
mean green caddis chart/black 18-20

Rouse's J-Dub Sow Bug

One of the hot flies on Arkansas' White River, this sowbug imitation is sure to perform.

Rocky Mountain Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Provo River

The Provo River flows from the Uinta Mountains to Utah Lake in Provo, Utah. The Provo boasts 2,500 to 3,500 fish per mile. Browns, Rainbows, and a few cutts call the Provo home. The Provo is a great river for beginners and the expert looking for a challenge. The Upper Provo is from Jordanelle Dam upstream to the headwaters. The Middle Provo is the section between Jordanellle and Deer Creek Dam, and the Lower is from Deer Creek Dam downstream Through Provo Canyon to Utah Lake.

Nearest Airport:

Salt Lake City


midges most days. getting bigger by the day. more midges its a tailwater in winter so...midges Be prepared with sz26-18

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

Middle Section is going to be your best bet right now, the Lower is very mossy and warm

Best Access:

Bunny Farm, River Road South, Charelston