Park City fishing has been good to great in the past couple of weeks and should really start to catch fire with the start of our summer time caddis hatch. On the Middle Provo, we are still starting most of our trips at 7:00 am so we can get on the river before everyone else and beat the high temperatures we have been experiencing lately. In the slower moving holes, we have been nymphing super small midge. Lately, the best flies have been a size 24 brown or grey bling midge. We have also been using a size 26-28 thread midge in black and brown. The fish have been pushed into the inside edges so it has been really important to shorten your nymph rig and use as little amount of weight as possible. Around 10:00 AM we have been trying to target faster water with a big leach pattern and some Caddis Pupa. In the late afternoon, we are getting some great dry fly fishing with a good PMD hatch. The fish have been really picky in the the slower water, so finding some riffles with rising fish has been much more successful.
The Weber River has been another guide favorite in the past week. The flows are about perfect for holding fish and wading around the river. We have been nymphing large sow bugs with a variety of PMD nymphs. The key to success on the Weber River is to move around a lot. Once your fish stop biting in a hole, move up river to the next one. The afternoon bite on the Weber has been much better then the morning. Once the sun warms up the water, the fish start to move into the faster riffles where they are much more willing to take a fly.
We will be starting to do Upper Green River trips at the start of September. Right now, the river temperature is too high and we don’t want to kill the fish we do catch. We will be taking bookings now for September 1st through November 10th.