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Provo River, Lower, Olmstead Diversion Dam upstream to Deer Cree

Rating - Good   

Friday, Nov 18 2022
Stream flows have dropped and are now hovering around 140 to 150 cubic feet per second. The weeds now present as a result of the lower flows can make effectively targeting fish and landing fish challenging. Streamers have been moving and producing fish. Hatches are a bit sporadic, but small baetis mayfly and midge patterns are working well. Small patterns tend to be most effective during the winter on the Provo River. We recommend using size 20-24 midge nymph patterns and baetis mayfly patterns, as well as size 18-20 sow bug patterns. Anglers fishing lower/closer to the Olmstead Diversion may find swinging soft hackle patterns, or dead drifting balanced leeches and slow-stripping streamers pretty effective for hungry brown trout and rainbow trout. This stretch of the Lower Provo River receives a lot of angler use. Please be mindful of other anglers, share the resource and practice good stream etiquette. (Nov. 03, 2022)




Friday, Nov 18 2022




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Provo River, Lower, Olmstead Diversion Dam upstream to Deer Cree


Rating - Good

Stream flows have dropped and are now hovering around 140 to 150 cubic feet per second. The weeds now present as a result of the lower flows can make effectively targeting fish and landing fish challenging. Streamers have been moving and producing fish. Hatches are a bit sporadic, but small baetis mayfly and midge patterns are working well. Small patterns tend to be most effective during the winter on the Provo River. We recommend using size 20-24 midge nymph patterns and baetis mayfly patterns, as well as size 18-20 sow bug patterns. Anglers fishing lower/closer to the Olmstead Diversion may find swinging soft hackle patterns, or dead drifting balanced leeches and slow-stripping streamers pretty effective for hungry brown trout and rainbow trout. This stretch of the Lower Provo River receives a lot of angler use. Please be mindful of other anglers, share the resource and practice good stream etiquette. (Nov. 03, 2022)


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