Spring Fishing

The weather lately has been amazing. After all of the snow the Utah mountains received it was uncertain when spring would arrive. The weather over the weekend reached sixty degrees. That only meant one thing. Fishing.

Fellow guide, Jake Ricks met up with me and we were able to fish the Provo river. The river was flowing a little higher than normal but it was clear and we could see fish. Usually in the spring we see bwo’s hatching in the afternoon. We did see a few but not many fish were looking at them. We decided to nymph until we saw more of an active hatch.

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Provo River Brown Trout

It didn’t take Jake long before he hooked his first fish. The fish were stacked up in the shallows feeding on baetis nymphs and  midges. We also used our staple provo river pattern, the sow bug. Sow bugs are everywhere in the provo river. We fish several different types of sow bugs but the most productive patterns are the rainbow sow, and the Ray Charles. Both are very effective and imitate the naturals found in the river.

We both hooked and landed several fish and really just enjoyed the nice weather. We finally got to celebrate a nice spring day on the water where we didn’t have to wear layers and layers of warm clothes. Spring is here!!!!

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