This is why I fish throughout the winter

April 14, 2009

Provo River, Reports


I went up on the Provo River on Friday to hit the Blue Wing Olive hatch and almost turned around to come home.

As I headed past Vivian Park I started to see cars in almost every turn out spot. Usually when I am heading up to the river for just a couple hours I like to hit spots closer to the mouth of the canyon to optimize my fishing time but like I mentioned when I saw so many cars where I usually park to fish I kept going up hoping to find somewhere that I could pull over. I knew it would be busy even for a Friday afternoon but I was wishing to see a spot with only a few cars but every spot had at least 8 or more. As I made my way to the campground area I decided that I would just head home and not try and fight the crowds. When I reapproached Vivian Park as I was headed back down the canyon I thought I might as well wet a line since I was already there and that my best chance would be just above the bridge at Vivian. To my surprise when I got in the river there was no one with in a hundred yards of me and the fish were boiling.  Needless to say it was an awesome day.

Watch the video in high quality to the see the fish rise (click the HQ button).  In the part of video that I show the fish rising I counted 11 rises.

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5 Responses to “This is why I fish throughout the winter”

  1. Dr Gillespie Says:

    If you think Friday’s are bad, don’t even get out of bed on Saturday’s. Thats the provo at its finest…Its kinda fun when there are 10 guys around you and you are the only one slaying it

    Dr Gillespie


  2. Cutthroat Stalker (Scott) Says:

    That’s one of the reasons why I head north instead of south (to the Provo). So I’ve never actually fished the Provo River. But on a good note, way to rack up the fish count in the middle of a fly fishing frenzy!


    Big Hoss Reply:

    I need to move north so I am closer to better water. The fish on the Provo are awesome, there are a ton and sometimes it takes skill to get them hooked up but I would prefer the south fork in my back yard. Great post by the way about the south fork.


  3. cor Says:

    Good stuff .. Provo is always asses to elbows on the weekends, but still fun!


  4. Amy Wagner Says:

    It does seem like winter is a good time to fish, I haven’t been out fishing in a while now just haven’t seemed to have had the time, maybe should really make a point of going this coming weekend and going to a local dam.


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