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stenacron 09-08-2012 08:50 PM

Middle Provo River - 09/06/12
 
Got out to the middle Provo River near Midway, UT Thursday afternoon/evening... conditions were very good and the fish did not disappoint. Overcast skies, mid/upper 70's, breezy (blustery at times), and terrific water levels (286 CFS) produced a cool little "party mix" of mayflies and had the trout looking up all afternoon. Put 21 in the net, missed/lost another dozen or so, and all on the same fly (and it's still hanging on my drying patch).

A few pic's...

Overcast skies were the rule of the day.
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...6/IMG_2362.jpg

Best fish of the night... a tic shy of 18 inches.
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...6/BigBrown.jpg
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...6/IMG_2357.jpg

Smallest fish of the night... maybe ever! All creatures great and small though.
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...6/IMG_2359.jpg

The beautiful cliff pool... pictures do not do it justice.
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...6/IMG_2367.jpg

Couple more in the 14-15 inch range.
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...6/IMG_2360.jpg
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...6/IMG_2361.jpg

Threatening skies finally dragged off to the east, leaving a double rainbow in their wake.
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...6/IMG_2364.jpg

Tonight's killer - #14 Partridge & Yellow. The larger fish took it on the dead drift just as it started to cross, and the smaller fella's grabbed it at the end of the swing.
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...6/Part_Yel.jpg

And as Judas Priest once sang, "In the last rays... of the setting sun."
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...6/IMG_2368.jpg

ghocevar 09-08-2012 10:58 PM

Yatzi! So wish I lived close to a river like that...well at least less than 4 hours away (by car)

fyshstykr 09-09-2012 01:43 AM

Re: Middle Provo River - 09/06/12
 
Good to see the river fishing well, we'll be on that same section next Sunday morning with the gals from the 'CFR' retreat.:)

Hardyreels 09-09-2012 12:12 PM

Re: Middle Provo River - 09/06/12
 
It looks like you caught 2 rainbows too. Nice report, and fysh, have fun.

Ard

mojo 09-09-2012 08:05 PM

Re: Middle Provo River - 09/06/12
 
The pool below the cliff is my favorite spot to fish. Caught a lot using purple WD 40's.

utah daveii 09-10-2012 12:25 AM

Re: Middle Provo River - 09/06/12
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mojo (Post 482701)
The pool below the cliff is my favorite spot to fish. Caught a lot using purple WD 40's.

i personallyy like the riffle at the top of the pool.

steno, did you hit any of my suggestions this summer?

stenacron 09-13-2012 07:48 PM

Re: Middle Provo River - 09/06/12
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by utah daveii (Post 482739)

steno, did you hit any of my suggestions this summer?

I haven't (unfortunately), yet.

It was a largely fishless summer for me outside of handful of trips. It seemed like that part of the state was on fire for two months in a row. Too much work, and too much running around getting my daughter set for college...

Maybe now is the time though to check those spots out.

boowill 10-03-2012 02:52 AM

Re: Middle Provo River - 09/06/12
 
Nice report. The middle is on fire right now. JUJU baetis and a bwo barrs is also killing it.

tennessee dave 10-03-2012 07:07 AM

Re: Middle Provo River - 09/06/12
 
Thanks for sharing. Looks like a wonderful time.

mysticm 10-03-2012 12:41 PM

Re: Middle Provo River - 09/06/12
 
Terrific job on the soft hackle...you inspired me to tie some for my upcoming trip this week-end. Your smallest fish would fall in the upper 1/3rd for the length distribution of the fish population on some of the smaller streams I like to frequent. Although, I can imagine that fishing a large river like the Provo is great fun.


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