Thursday, March 16, 2017

Southern Utah Fly fishing guides report.

With the warmer then average weather the ice as started to melt and access is improving daily on the mountain roads also. Loa has been in the high 60s with a couple days in the low 70s. There are colder temperatures and snow in the forecast for the end of next week.
Here is our report of conditions currently.

Ice conditions are still good and the fishing has been great, this reservoir typically has good ice till early April, caution should always be used though.

Millmeadow Reservoir.
The ice is coming off quickly, there is 10 to 20 feet of open water on the edges, and the section south east of the boat ramp looks like it could open up anytime. The inlets are wide open with plenty of room to fish.
We recommend leech patterns in brown and black also wooly buggers in the same colors, the fish have also actively been feeding on some of the edges in search of chirominids.

Forsyth Reservoir.
Access is good, nearly all the snow has melted from the roads.
There is anywhere from 5 to 10 feet of open water on the edges.
The inlets on this reservoir have also opened up and there has been fish cruising the edge in search of food, we suggest leech patterns here as well as chirominid patterns.

Koosharem Reservoir.The ice is basically gone, there was one big chunk floating around out there but it did not deter the boats that were there trying there luck, fishing has been slow for most people I talked to.
We like to get out on our float tubes and pontoon boats at this time of year and pull big size 2 and 4 streamers, the take can be light but the fish are huge!!!

Lower Bowns.
The reservoir is completely free of ice.
Access was still not possible by 4 wheel drive vehicle as of Tuesday, I made it maybe 3/4 of a mile down the road before running into deep snow and a spot where a couple people had been stuck. If the weather holds access may be possible by next weekend.

Fremont River.
The upper is still low and clear, fishing has been decent for smaller browns using a variety of different nymphs, are favorite at this time of year is a bead head hares ear.
Bicknell bottoms is also clear, spring can be a good time to catch fish here.
There was a prescribed burn last week so many of the cat tails and reeds are down to stubble.
Below highway 12. The flows are up and the water is turbid and off color.

Boulder Mountain.
Access is still extremely limited, unless you have tracks for your side by side or four wheeler don't plan on getting anywhere, this mountain typically dose not have decent access till may.
That being said I've made it as far as Coleman's on the donkey road as of Tuesday it was still covered in ice. There was maybe 4 feet of open water on the southeast shore line. Check the proclamation before you go as many of the lakes are closed till April.

Thousand Lake mountain.
Access is still limited to the desert side, you could only get as far as morrel pond as of yesterday, access could improve if the weather holds. Everything still had ice that we made it to.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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This recent cold snap has kicked my Spring Fever in To Over-drive!!!
I can't wait to get out there and Fish!
Now is the Time to book your trip for this Spring And Summer, we have had an excellent Snow Pack and the lakes, reservoirs, and Streams are in excellent shape!

Here is a few pictures to help with any spring fever symptoms you might have.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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Made it back out to check on Ice conditions today, it’s been a strange year so far, our snow packs are normal the reservoirs and fish lake are just slow to freeze solid this year. The plus side is that the ice that is there is thick enough to get out and enjoy a day of fishing on.
Millmeadow Reservoir. The reservoir is mostly covered, there is still some open water though. The ice near the dam is likely unstable while from the boat ramp towards the Fremont river inlet has nearly 14 inches of ice!  No reports of perch being caught here yet, the splake and tiger trout have been thin, the rainbows and Browns have been in much better condition. If fly fishing, we have been targeting the times of day when the wind is calm, watch for mid going fish in the open section of the reservoir and focus your casting to those areas, the take can be light so be prepared!
Forsyth Reservoir is completely capped with 8 to 12 inches of ice! Fishing has been hit or miss here for most this year with some reports of great numbers and quality to some wondering if there are even any fish in there.
the method we have found that works best is to try a spot for 30 to 40 minutes and if nothing happens move!
The sections near the dam and by the springs have both fished well for us.
Fremont River.
The warmer weather has kept the upper Fremont open, the fish have been actively feeding on the midge hatches, today’s hatch w started around 10:30 am.
Fish Lake.
has good Ice And excellent fishing for perch on the south and north ends, there was open water from about twin creeks to joe bush, use  caution on any of that new ice! The areas in the narrows and out from doctor creek is about 8 inches.

Friday, December 16, 2016

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Fly fishing southern Utah. Capitol Reef. Boulder mountain. Fremont River.
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With the warmer then average weather this winter I decided to take advantage.
I started on a near by reservoir, the ice had not yet completely covered, I chose a pre-rigged 5 weight with a sink tip line and a simiseal leech. The air was calm and I casted to the edge of the ice, waited a few seconds,listening to the Bald Eagle cry from the near by hill side, I began to retrieve, Bam! The hit was solid,  and the fighting fish brought  me a smile, the fishing remained fast for the 40 minutes I had on the water, with a hit, or a fish, about every other cast.
 It was a welcome escape.
Can't wait for spring!
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Monday, November 7, 2016

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Fly fishing report for southern Utah fly fishing the area around Capitol reef.
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the Kokanee are still running!
there are still several kokanee gathered up in the twin creeks area, those coupled with the Splake, and Browns, have made this a great spot to fish this fall! Try olive ruby eyed leeches, and egg pattern with some orange in them for the best results.
Fremont river.
The flows on the upper Fremont have dropped considerably now, Johnson valley reservoir has been shut off, however it is close to the top spilling gate, I would guess in a month there could be increased flows as a result. The fishing has been great the last couple of days with midge patterns, hares ears, October caddis nymphs, and streamers. The browns are spawning at this time of year so Be aware and please, ” don’t tread on the Redds.
Forsyth reservoir.
The reservoir has a good amount of water in it, and it is filling.
The tiger trout have been aggressively been chasing streamers! We have even picked up a couple small splake on nymphs stripped in slowly. Olive or black buggers, sz 8
Millmeadow reservoir.
The reservoir will go in to this winter with decent water this year, it has been shut off for the season and is slowly filling.
The brown trout have been aggressively chasing streamers here aswell. Try browns black and olive, days when the wind is calm and the lake flat have been the best.
Thousand lake mountain.
Access is currently still possible to all lakes on the mountain, there is no snow yet.
Fishing has been good stripping streamers, try browns and olive, we are still picking up some fish on October caddis nymphs and adults as well,
Boulder mountain.
Access is still possible to most lakes on the mountain, there is still no snow! However there has been some closed gates, several of the lakes have also closed for the season check the fishing proclamation to see which lakes remain open in the winter.
Fishing has been fast for the lakes that are still open, the brook trout are very aggressive at this time of year, try nymphing around the springs and rocks for the best success, we also have been float tubing and stripping mohair leech patterns with excellent success .
Lower Bowns.
Float tubing this lake at this time of year is incredible, there are plenty of aggressive Rainbows hammering leech patterns. With the later then usual warm weather this has been a Great Lake.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Kokanee are making there first Run In Fishlake this year!
these fish were reintroduced to the lake in the spring of last year, they were not expected to begin spawning seriously until next year, 2017, yet here they are, and they are in excellent condition, it appears the lake is agreeing with them well, I would say the lake trout fishing is going to continue to get better and better each year aswell.
we have been fly fishing for them with several different leech patterns, they really like red and green!
Its so neat to have another fish to try for in southern Utah, the neat thing about fishlake is if the Kokanee get fussy, there are Splake, Tigers, Rainbows, Browns, or occasionally the od lake trout or Perch to readily accept your offering, remember that you can not hav any Kokanee in your possession till after November 30th.
the weather has been great down here! There is still no Snow on the Boulders or in the area, the mornings have been cold though, we have discovered ice on the edges of several of the higher lakes we have hiked in to.
the upper Fremont is still high with releases from Johnson valley Reservoir, the Browns are running but are difficult to locate in the off colored water, it should be low and clear by November first. Beaware of the redd’s! Don’t Tred on the redd’s! That’s next years babies there!
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Boulder Mountain.
fishing has really started to pick up!
there is nothing like casting leech patterns, sz 12 scuds and other flashy flies and having huge tigers, Splake, and Brook Trout crush them! It's time to get up on this mountain now! There is still no snow, access is normal rock crawling excitement. Fish.

Thousand Lakes mountain.
october Caddis! Traveling caddis! Huge moth with a orange body that the fish are eating like a real man eats a Taco! They are on both mountains and are working great! We fish both the nymphs and adults. It's fall and the fish are Hungry!
Fish Lake.
I love this lake in the Fall, I only have to share it with 5 people instead of 500, and, well, the fishing just gets dang good! The Splake move in, the Browns move in, the Kokanee move in and  the rainbows eat anything that looks like a egg! Try sinking lines and pulling your favorite streamer pattern! The Kokanee like red! And green! The browns and Splake hammered my olive bugger!
Fremont River.
well the upper Fremont is still off color with water from Johnson, the browns are up in the river! The fishing is tough but a few nice fish are coming to hand. Please don't walk on the reds! That's next years babies your crushing there!
Seven mile Creek.
this creek has been stupid good!
tons of aggressive brook trout hunting down and killing October Caddis! We nymph them also.
again watch for the reds! Don't crush the babies!