Friday, May 30, 2014

Southern Utah Fly Fishing Boulder Mountain Flies.

The Snow is finally receding on the mountain and access is always improving, most of the lakes below the rim are accessible and the fishing has been good, early season fishing on the Boulders can be both good and bad, being prepared with the right flies is always a good thing.
with the ice newly off most of the lakes the water remains cold, and before it warms the hatches remain suppressed, the fish are feeding though, mostly on leeches, having a good selection of patterns is a must.

  Thousand Lakes Mtn.
the lakes here warm much quicker then those on the boulder, this often results in better spring fishing,
currently the Solomon lakes basin and round lake are fishing well, access is good,  the fishing has been good with light olive and tan leech patterns as well as pheasant tail nymphs.
the upper fremont is now running high due to releases from Johnson valley reservoir,
these increased flows will likely remain most of the summer to meet irrigation demands down stream.
with the flows up swinging a bugger is often very affective, using a large attractor fly on the surface and a sz. 14 caddis nymph below can be very affective.

Friday, May 9, 2014


Fish Lake.
The Ice is gone.  fishing at night for Splake has been excellent, we have been fishing the inlets of twin and doctor creeks and have been doing well. we have caught them on red larva, and brown buggers,  soft hackles in black have been working good too.

these two reservoirs have been fishing good, millmeadow has been the better of the two,
fishing the inlets with hares ears, green caddis larva and buggers have work well.

Lower Bowns.
Fishing has been Great, brown buggers have work really well.
fishing has been fast.

access is possible to Fish Creek and Beaver Dam, ice is pretty much gone,
access is possible as far as round lake on the donkey road.
fishing has been slow when the storms have rolled through, and good on the warmer days,
there have been lots of fish actively feeding on midge patterns, and leeches, no sign of any baetis hatching yet.
access is possible to mcgath,  oak creek we got close enough to walk.

Thousand Lake Mountain,
Access is possible to... Round, Solomon basin, Neffs from the lyman side.
fishing has been fair to good.  leech patterns have been are go to fly.

UM and Seven Mile.
access is possible to both.
seven mile still has run off, the fishing on UM is still really slow, and will be until the hatches start later in may and june.

Friday, May 2, 2014


Fish Lake.
the Ice is about 80 % gone today, with the warmer weather the rest of the ice should go quickly,
we fished it today with red midge larva and did well, we also used brown buggers trailed with a smaller nymph and did well.

Johnson valley Res,
the Ice is coming off quickly now, there is a lot of open water on the south end and the edges have receded out about 80 to 100 feet.  look for the fishing to pick up for the Tiger musky as the water temperature warms.

Seven Mile creek and U.M. Creek.
Sevenmile is currently running high with snow melt, access is possible in to the meadow area above the first bridge crossing.
U.M Creek had some run off in the stream, the water was clear enough to fish though, fishing at this time of year is often slow. it should improve as the hatches start in May.

the reservoir is fishing well this year the fish are really good condition, the inlet areas have been best.
we have fished a sz 10 leech pattern trailed with a pheasant tail nymph with good results.

I had the opportunity to help with the survey on this water as well as milmeadow, the fish were in excellent condition, the numbers appeared to be low, those that were there are really fat, all fish looked to be feeding very heavily on midge larva near the bottom.

Upper Fremont.
 Fishing remains good, there are a good number of fish closer to the reservoir now and we have been doing well there, there has been some pressure on the upper stretches,  the water level is currently still low and clear.

Thousand Lakes Mountain.
access is possible to round lake, you can also access the Solomon basin area, fishing was good at morrel pond, and round, there is still drifts blocking access to deep creek.

BOULDER Mountain.
Fishing has been good at the lakes you can access, there is still snow blocking access to the lakes right below the rim, the lower elevation lakes are accessable and the fishing has been good.

Lower Bowns.
 Fishing has been very good. brown buggers trailed with a pheasant tail nymph have been working great.
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