Middle Provo River:
Framed by majestic Mt. Timpanogos as it meanders through the meadows of the Heber Valley, the Middle Provo River feels like a rugged mountain stream making love to a mellow spring creek. Only twenty minutes from Park City, this tailwater boasts a population of 3,500 wild and self-sustaining trout per mile.
Despite its ease of access and sustained angler pressure this section of the river is arguably one of the most healthy fisheries in the lower 48. With consistent water temps, an abundance of aquatic life and year round hatches the Middle Provo River is truly a year round fishery. The fishability and ease of access make this one of our more popular destinations, especially for half day trips and beginner to intermediate anglers.
Lower Provo River:
As the river flows through the impoundment of Deer Creek Reservoir it begins its descent down the deep and narrow limestone walls of Provo Canyon. Like its upstream sibling, the Middle Provo River, this tailwater is very healthy and fishable throughout most parts of the year. The Lower Provo River’s unique and consistent conditions of flow and temperature foster a rather large population of freshwater crustaceans, more specifically in trout speak “Sowbugs”. The consistent availability of these micro isopods allows the trout to thrive and grow to rather obscene proportions in this section of river. Average size is 16-18 inches with some trout being as wide as they are long. Nymphing to ripping rainbows, gorging on sowbugs, is very much the game here. However, late march brings an epic Blue Winged Olive hatch. The scenery is spectacular and this is very much a guide favorite, especially early in the season.
Often overlooked and therefore uncrowded, the Weber River provides an excellent alternative to the sometimes over-crowded Provo River. It is a medium sized stream and is located twenty minutes northeast of Park City.
There are both freestone and tailwater sections, the most accessible being a 15 mile stretch, paralleling I-80, between the agricultural communities of Wanship and Coalville, Utah. Hatches are consistent with an overabundance of caddis appearing in early May. Brown trout are the most prevalent species; however, we do see rainbow and cutthroat trout from time to time. Access is fairly straight forward and the topography is conducive to easy and comfortable wading.
Upper Green River:
The Upper Section of the Green River is located in Southwestern Wyoming under the western shadows of the Wind River Range. This particular part of the drainage is home to some of the region's largest and hardest fighting fish. Species include rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. You will consistently have chances at fish in the 18-22” range, with an occasional chance of a much larger fish just around the bend. The fishery is remote and will, at times, test your will as an angler. Wind and inconsistent weather patterns are your constant companions. Perseverance and patience are required to succeed in this environment. The river is also in proximity of a federal bird refuge and is home to a rich variety of avian species.These trips are available for a full day only and require some travel. Lodging and limited dining are available in the town of Kemmerer, Wyoming which is a two hour drive from Park City. The boat ramp is an additional 30 minutes from town. Beginners will struggle and we recommend this trip for experienced anglers only. Advanced booking is encouraged to secure prime dates.
Located primarily in Wyoming the Bear River drains the north slope of the Uinta Mountains. We have access to several private ranches. These trips are walk and wade and are recommended for mobile experienced guests. Elevation is approximately 8,000 feet. These high altitude freestones provide opportunities for Brown, Rainbow, Brook and specific to the drainage Bear River Cutthroat trout.