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Old 09-08-2012, 08:50 PM
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Default 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).

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Overcast skies were the rule of the day.
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Best fish of the night... a tic shy of 18 inches.
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Smallest fish of the night... maybe ever! All creatures great and small though.
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The beautiful cliff pool... pictures do not do it justice.
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Couple more in the 14-15 inch range.
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Threatening skies finally dragged off to the east, leaving a double rainbow in their wake.
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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.
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And as Judas Priest once sang, "In the last rays... of the setting sun."
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Yatzi! So wish I lived close to a river like that...well at least less than 4 hours away (by car)
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Default 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.
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Default Re: Middle Provo River - 09/06/12

It looks like you caught 2 rainbows too. Nice report, and fysh, have fun.

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Default 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.
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Default Re: Middle Provo River - 09/06/12

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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?
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Default Re: Middle Provo River - 09/06/12

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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.
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Default 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.

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

Thanks for sharing. Looks like a wonderful time.
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Default 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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