Duchesne River, Utah Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Duchesne River, UT
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Duchesne River, Utah Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Warm weather has mornings and evenings fishing the best. Evening mayfly and midge hatches are the best bet. Look for fish hiding behind structure and along edges. Hoppers are starting to work. Try a hopper/dropper rig.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 19 / 2019
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Duchesne River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Falcon's Ledge

Water flow: 102 cfs

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 11am to 2pm

Best stretch: Hanna

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midge, Mayfly, stonefly

Fish species: Brown, Rainbow, Brook, Cutthroat, Whitefish

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Salt Lake City Intl

Duchesne River Description

The Duchesne is the largest of the waters draining the south slope of the Uinta Mountains . The upper river and its tributaries spring from alpine meadows and flow down through beautiful forested canyons. The upper stretches and tributaries hold many native cutthroat and wild brook trout. The river eventually begins to slow and meander as it moves through farmlands and pastures at lower elevations.

Techniques & Tips

White Streamers worked through the deeper runs and bends has been effective. Nymphs such as prince nymphs, copper johns, lightening bugs, brassies, zebra midges, and Higa's SOS have also been working. Mayfly and midge hatches possible in the evenings. Hopper patterns such as a PMX and parachute hopper with a dropper nymph are working.

7-Day Forecast

Sunny with highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s.

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