Lower Weber River

September 3, 2012

Reports, Weber River

fly fishing lower weber riverPost by Justin Hamblin

Despite the fact that flows have been eratic and the water has been generally murky this entire year so far(because of the work being done on the Echo dam), the lower Weber river has been kicking out some nice fish fairly consistently. The most productive flies as of late have been stoneflies in the size 12 range. The staple flies(hairs ear, pheasant tail, sow bug, scuds) have also been decent producers so far this year. Over the last month or so the fish have been hitting streamers in the early morning fairly well. I expect this to continue and pick up as we move into Fall and the Brown Trout spawn. We have also been hooking up with quite a few Suckers this year in the lower section. Some big ones well over 24” with the average being around 18″-20”. The Cuthroat population also seems to be growing in this lower section of the river. We have caught more Cutthroats this year than any other year I can remember.

fly fishing lower weber river

fly fishing lower weber river

fly fishing lower weber river

fly fishing lower weber river

fly fishing lower weber river

fly fishing lower weber river

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5 Responses to “Lower Weber River”

  1. Spencer Cook Says:

    Thanks for the updates. The Weber is a surprisingly productive fishery. That is really awesome that the cutties are doing well. It always makes me proud to catch those guys here in Utah, knowing they are our fish!

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    We are glad Justin was willing to get us an update.

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    Justin Hamblin Reply:

    Thanks for the comment Spencer. Those Weber Cutties are definitely a treat! The one in the pictures above hammered a size 2 sculpin pattern. I was pretty surprised to see a Cutthroat on the end of the line instead of the usual Brown.

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  2. Tyler Skeen Says:

    Hey Justin, just out of curiousity, when you say the lower weber, are you referring the section between Riverdale and the mouth of Weber canyon or are you referring to below echo? Just wondering because that stretch between Riverdale and the mouth of the canyon gets very little pressure and I have been tempted to spend a day walking that thing.

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    Justin Hamblin Reply:

    Tyler, by lower Weber I’m referring to the section below Echo. Generally the Weber is divided into 3 sections. Upper = Above Rockport, Middle = Between Rockport and Echo, Lower = Below Echo. I have not fished the stretch between Riverdale and the mouth of the canyon but I think you are right in saying that it sees very little pressure. All these fish were caught in the canyon.

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