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
Look for fish hiding behind structure and in deeper holes. Try a princess nymph, zebra midge, rubber-legged copper john, or egg pattern when fish aren't looking up. Try a Griffiths gnat or parachute midge when fish are rising. Water is low so focus on deeper pockets and be careful not to spook fish.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
1 / 25 / 2021
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Duchesne River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Falcon's Ledge

Water flow: 98 cfs

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 5 pm to 9 pm

Best stretch: Hanna

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


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

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Salt Lake City Intl

Person Fishing in a stream

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 soft-hackle pheasant tail nymphs, princess nymphs, copper johns, lightening bugs, brassies, zebra midges, and egg patterns have also been working. Midge hatches possible in the afternoons. Use parachute midges or Griffiths gnat for hatches. Midge and gnat patterns are working.

7-Day Forecast

Highs in the 30s and lows in the single digits. Partially cloudy most of the week with snow likely on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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