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
Evening hatches are the best bet for a hatch. Look for fish hiding behind structure and in deeper holes. Try a soft-hackle pheasant tail or rubber-legged copper john when fish aren't looking up. Try a klinkhammer, midge, or parachute hopper when fish are rising. PMXs and foam hopper patterns are good patterns to try. Water is low so focus on deeper pockets and be careful not to spook fish.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
10 / 18 / 2020
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Duchesne River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Falcon's Ledge

Water flow: 70 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, copper johns, lightening bugs, brassies, zebra midges, and Higa's SOS have also been working. Caddis and midge hatches possible in the evenings. Use klinkhammers or Griffiths gnat for hatches. Parachute hoppers and PMXs are working.

7-Day Forecast

Highs in the 70s and lows in the 30s.

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