Quick Answer: Where can I fish the lower Provo River?

The Lower Provo River flows from Deer Creek Reservoir and enters a steep walled, limestone canyon as it passes by Sundance ski resort. This section is also a tailwater formed by Deer Creek Reservoir so can also provide consistent year round fishing for your guided trip.

Can you fish the Provo River?

The Provo River’s end journey is to flow into Utah Lake. This lake is large but shallow and is generally considered a warm water fishery. It is a popular fishing spot for catfish and white bass as well as other ‘rough’ species of fish. People enjoy fishing this lake from shore or by boat.

Is Provo River open for fishing?

Current Regulations:



CLOSED to the possession of cutthroat and rainbow trout and their hybrids. All rainbow and cutthroat trout and their hybrids must be immediately released.

Is the Provo River catch and release?

Most anglers we run into strictly practice “catch and release” fishing and only use artificial flies or lures anyway, so they are always legal on all sections of both the Middle and Lower Provo Rivers.

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Where is lower Provo River?

The Lower Provo River is a 30-minute drive from Park City and is a true tailwater fishery, which means the fish benefit from cold-oxygenated water all-year round. It flows out of Deer Creek Reservoir winding down 20 miles to Utah Lake.

Can you swim in Provo River?

The Provo River flows into Utah Lake, so it is unaffected by Utah Lake’s toxic algal bloom. It is a popular tubing, fishing and swimming location, and easy to access in Provo Canyon.

How cold is the Provo River?

Temperature: It is recommended that you look at the forecast; the Provo River feeds from the bottom of Deer Creek Reservoir and is a frigid 52° to 55° year-round. Outside air temperatures of 75° or higher and sunny are highly recommended. Use sunscreen and watch for hypothermia!

What flies to use on the Provo River?

Upper Provo River

  • Best Time of Year to Fish. Pre-runoff in the spring; after runoff has ended through late fall.
  • River Hatches. Stone flies, caddis, mayflies, and midges.
  • Best Flies to Use. Stimulator and elk hair caddis, quick sight ant, BWO, mother shucker, and Parachute Adams.
  • Current Water Levels.

What is a Buffalo Midge?

The buffalo midge is usually dark in color with large wings that form a hump down their back resembling a buffalo. They can usually be observed in the size range closer to 18s and 20s. These midges start to emerge in February and they’re the only bug that is a factor this time of year.

Using corn as bait: Corn is now a legal bait at all Utah waterbodies where bait is allowed.

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Can you kayak Provo River?

Kayaking Utah on the Provo River is a splendid way to see the canyon! Be your own tour guide on these fun and easy-to-use Duckies. We offer seven river shuttles on the hour throughout the day. Some Paddling experience strongly recommended.

Where can I fish on the upper Provo River?

The lower portion of the upper Provo, near the small towns of Francis and Woodland can provide good fly fishing with more Brown and Rainbow Trout, but access is difficult due to private land. Access to the river on the upper reaches is easy on National Forest land along the Mirror Lake highway (SR 150).

Can you fly fish in the ocean?

Yes, you can fly fish any body of water that contains fish, provided you are legally allowed to do so. This includes everything from small streams and big rivers to ponds, lakes, and even the ocean. In fact, the wide array of fly fishing opportunities is often what gives the sport its appeal.

Where does Provo start?

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