Utah might be the second driest state in the nation, but because of water storage it offers plenty of great fishing destinations.
Fertile, warm-water fisheries fill lush northern valleys, eastern basins and red rock landscapes of Southern Utah. Cool streams and wild rivers descend from snowcapped mountains, feeding shimmering lakes or pausing in reservoirs where trout reach trophy proportions. Utah is a land known for sandstone icons and The Greatest Snow on Earth, yet throughout the year anglers gear up in pursuit of experiences equaled only by their passion.
In fact, Utah has more than 1,000 fishable lakes and countless fishing streams. A short walk from downtown Ogden, Utah, is a popular urban fishery while residents of the Provo-Orem metropolitan area have one of the state's finest tailwater fisheries flowing virtually into their backyard. You’ll find stunning waterways near national parks and crystal-clear rivers teaming with fish.
To help you find your new favorite fishing hole, Utah adopted Blue Ribbon designations, which identify fisheries of an extremely high quality. Sure, some are popular destinations for both proximity and potential. These rivers and lakes trace the canyons and higher elevations of the Wasatch Front, within minutes of the population corridor. Examples include the Ogden, Weber and Provo rivers or Deer Creek and Pineview reservoirs. But there's also Blue Ribbon fishing cradled by wilderness and wildness — serene and solitary landscapes where the bustle of the city is far out of sight and further out of mind — places free from stress save for threat of a break off; places shared terrestrially only with the midges and caddis, or whatever hatch is currently luring the fish out to dine.
Species range from the popular native cutthroat trout to large mackinaw and brown trout, as well as kokanee salmon, striped bass, walleye, perch, bluegill, whitefish, tiger musky, channel catfish the Bonneville cisco and more.
Catch and release is widely practiced, but in most cases harvest is both accepted and encouraged, with some size and quantity limitations. For up-to-date regulations and information both statewide and for specific waters, please consult the latest Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Utah Fishing Guide.
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Park City on the Fly
Park City On The Fly is a small, locally owned Fly Fishing Guide Service, owned by Ken and Jen Mihal. We have been fishing these amazing Utah Rivers since the 90’s. Fly fishing is our passion! We spend every free moment on one river or another, exploring more undiscovered territory, chasing more, even bigger fish…or trying to get that one that got away! With every one of our vacations being a fly-fishing vacation, we know the importance of an experienced guide; we know what is important in a guide, and we are focused on giving that to you! We live in Park City Utah and have been guiding these local waters since 2001. We have spent thousands upon thousands of days on these rivers and streams fishing ourselves! Patience, attentiveness and passion are a constant in our fishing guides. We are not outfitters that are all about clocks and maximizing our numbers. We absolutely love what we do and it shows!
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Stonybrook Fly Fishing Consultants
Heber City, UT
Stonybrook Fly Fishing Consultants is a hand-picked team of some of the intermountain region's most hardcore trout experts. For our astute, attentive, and conscientious fly fishing guides, simply putting a couple of fish in the net is just never enough. Whether you've never picked up a fly rod before, or can't seem to put one down, we can help you get off to the right start, take your fly fishing game to the next level, or just get you plugged-in to some of the most productive trout streams in the American west. Our home base in scenic Heber City, Utah is conveniently situated in one of the fishiest spots in the Rockies. The same copious snow fall that makes northern Utah famous for world-class skiing is also what ultimately provides for such world-class fly fishing. Nestled between the resort-rich Wasatch Mountains to the west and the wild and primitive Uinta Mountains to the east, the Heber Valley is bisected by the blue-ribbon Provo River and is just a quick drive from other gems like the Weber, Strawberry, and Green Rivers and the myriad small to medium sized streams of the Uinta Basin. This is Utah fly fishing at it's finest with guides that are unmatched in dedication, professionalism and skill.
Utah Pro Flyfishing
Park City, UT
We are full time professional fly fishing guides who are timely, passionate, and knowledgeable about the fly fishing sport! Our Utah fly fishing guides have spent years mastering the waters that you will catch fish on helping you to be confident you'll catch fish too. We give thorough instructions helping you feel confident as a fly fisherman. And since we look forward to you coming back and refering us to your friends, we always provide top of the line customer service. You will have great stories to share when you return home...Gauranteed.
Western Rivers Flyfisher
Salt Lake City, UT
Fly-fishing in Utah and with Western Rivers Flyfisher is a unique fly-fishing experience. From the diversity in wild trout rivers and streams Utah has, to our scenic vistas that we are known for, Utah and Western Rivers has something for everyone who enjoys being outside and fishing with a fly rod. Our Guiding: Many of the fly fishing guide trips these days are run more like a boot camp than a fishing vacation. For example, a full day trip means precisely eight hours of fishing and a half day trip will get you four hours of fishing. Fortunately for you, that’s just not our style. We like to think that we are on your trip, not some predetermined schedule that doesn’t necessarily match the hatch. We are more interested in teaching the many diverse methods of fly fishing, understanding water hydraulics (why fish hold where they do), aquatic entomology, different floral and fauna, fly casting, stream-side etiquette, and how to really enjoy all of the little things that make a guided trip so enjoyable. Fly fishing has much more to offer than just catching fish and that is what we try to bring out in a day on the water. The wildlife and beautiful surroundings of riparian areas are a special place and should not be taken for granted. Not every day is a twenty fish day, but every day spent fishing should be rewarding and enjoyable. We love the days when we are releasing fish after fish and laughing out loud. But we get just as big a thrill from teaching new tricks to seasoned anglers on a slow day, or sharing our knowledge and insight of the area with our guests. We are successful as guides when you have a satisfying day of fishing, regardless of how many fish were brought to hand.
Trout Bum 2
Park City, UT
Trout Bum 2 has a complete staff of highly experienced, professional Utah fly fishing guides. We are a complete fly fishing outfitter located here in Park City, Utah only 30 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport. With our convenient location, you can jump off of a plane and be fishing that same day. We have a full staff of Provo River fly fishing guides and a crew of Green River fly fishing guides that live full time on the Green. We also offer guide service on the Weber River, Strawberry River, the private trophy lakes and ponds of LC Ranch & many other Utah waters. Let one of our friendly fly fishing guides help you learn and find fish on your next fly fishing adventure. We offer half day and full day guide trips on Local Streams in Utah, including the blue ribbon Provo River, the lesser known but extremely productive Weber River, the wild Strawberry River and various other small streams. We also offer guided drift boat fishing on the world renowned, blue ribbon, Green River in Utah. For Stillwater enthusiasts, the private lakes and ponds of LC Ranch provide incredible fishing for some exceptional trout.
Utah Fly Guides
Your Utah fly fishing vacation can be exactly what you want it to be. Our focus at UFG is providing the perfect day with an experienced Utah fly fishing guide. This is your day on the water and we do eveything we can to make it exactly what you’d like it to be. No matter what mother nature decides to throw our way, your day on the Provo River, Green River, Weber River, or one of our more secret rivers or lakes will be exceptional and UFG will tailor your trip to your ability and expectations. Our first rate fly fishing guides live and breathe fly fishing in Utah. You get local knowledge and techniques that you just can’t get anywhere else. This is your fly fishing trip, your way.
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Located within a stones throw of Park City, Utah in the Heber Valley, our shop is the only Fly Shop located on, the Provo River. Rocky Mountain Outfitters provides a blue ribbon fishing experience on both the Provo and Weber rivers. As an Orvis endorsed guide service, our guides have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to guide you through some of the most exciting and enjoyablefly fishing water in the Western United States. On the Provo River, you'll encounter big numbers of trout that commonly approach trophy status in size and beauty as this blue ribbon river winds through amazing scenery. On the Weber River, you'll be presented with a smaller stream that is packed full of trout that are eager torise to a dry fly or strike at a drifting nymph pattern. Both the Provo and Weber Rivers provide fast action, and our fly fishing guides will ensure that your day out on either river is truly a special one. Besides thesetwo main rivers that are located within an hour of landing at the Salt Lake City International airport, there are some other incredible streams and rivers that are remote and provide great opportunities for site fishing, smaller streams, and remote water. Contact us to find out how to book your guided fly fishing trip with Rocky Mountain Outfitters.
Bloodknots Guide Service
Salt Lake City, UT
COMMITTED TO PROVIDING OUR GUESTS WITH A MEMORABLE, PRODUCTIVE AND FUN FLY FISHING EXPERIENCE THROUGH SEAMLESS BOOKING, PROFESSIONAL GUIDES AND PRISTINE LOCATIONS. BLOODKNOTS GUIDE SERVICE REVOLVES AROUND THE EXPLORATION OF UTAH'S UNIQUE AND DIVERSE ARRAY OF FISHERIES. NORTHEASTERN UTAH'S WATERS ARE CHARACTERIZED BY HIGH ELEVATION STREAMS, MEANDERING TAILWATERS AND CRYSTAL CLEAR DESERT POOLS AND RIFFLES. SOUTHERN & CENTRAL UTAH IS A WHOLE OTHER WORLD AS FAR AS FLY FISHING OPPORTUNITIES GO. THESE REGIONS ARE STREWN WITH BIG FISH OPPORTUNITIES IN RELATIVELY SMALL WATER. SPRING CREEKS BUBBLE UP OUT OF THE DESERT AQUIFERS AND PROVIDE IDEAL HABITAT FOR BIG BROWN TROUT, HEALTHY BROOKIES AND SEVERAL GORGEOUS SPECIES OF CUTTHROAT, ALL OF WHICH ARE EAGER TO CRUSH STREAMERS, SIP DRIES AND CHOW NYMPHS. NO MATTER YOUR FISHING DESIRES, WESTERN RIVERS FLYFISHER AND OUR GUIDES CAN CATER YOUR TRIP TO HELP YOU MEET LIFE LONG GOALS, CATCH MORE FISH AND JUST PLAIN HAVE A GREAT TIME ON THE WATER.
Fins & Feathers
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