The summer months are hot and so is river fishing. July is a great month to be fishing the rivers around Falcon’s Ledge Lodge. Early in the month of July the Duchesne River, the upper Strawberry River, and Rock Creek fish very well. Green drakes and stoneflies are abundant on these sections of river and some of the best dry fly fishing of the year. The second half of July the lower Strawberry River, Rock Creek, and Yellowstone Creek are the best sections of river to fish. Yellow Sallies, Caddis, and PMDs are hatching from the middle of July through August. If you have not experienced these hatches on Utah rivers, come on out at the end of July or the first part of August and we will show you some of the great dry fly-fishing Utah has to offer.
The private lakes at Falcon’s Ledge Lodge continue to fish well in July. Early mornings and late evenings are the best time to target active trout in the lakes on the property. Throwing parachute Adams, ants, and parachute hoppers in the late evenings has been effective. In the mornings, zebra midges, chironomids, and klinkhammers have been working well. During the day, fishing deep with a sinking line and woolly buggers, leeches, and other streamers has been the best tactic for catching big trout.
Late July and August is the best time to target rivers in eastern Utah. Take the time over the next month to come out and fish the rivers around Falcon’s Ledge. Terrestrial fishing is just heating up and over the next two months hopper patterns, ants, and beetles will be working well. Big trout hitting big dry flies in August and September is one of our favorite times of the year. We hope you spend some time out on the water and enjoy this great time of year!