Park City Utah

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Park City is located about 32 miles southeast of downtown Salt Lake City along Interstate 80. It takes only  about 35 minutes from the SLC Airport. The town's population is approaching 8,000. The town retained that great western flair and caters to an enthusiastic ski crowd in the winter. You'll find nice hotels and a great selection of over 100 restaurants and bars for just about any budget. Park City's rugged beauty is complemented by open air concerts, numerous spas and health clubs, plays, independent film screenings, a series of world-class events and festivals. Flyfishing on several rivers and reservoirs is close by and Yobi Adventures offers a number of experienced guides that will make your experience a great one.
 
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I really enjoy fishing the Weber River because it is only 15 minutes from downtown Ogden. Most of the fish you will catch in the Weber River will be 12-20 inch brown trout. The Weber ... moreRiver is a great dry fly fishery and the nymphing up there is really good too.

And if your looking for a good place to stay, I have usually referred my clients to the Ogden Marriot, and they seem to like it quite well.
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  • Expert guide
  • Flies, tippet, and leader
  • Drinks
  • Lunch and snacks for full-day trips
Fly fishing on the Weber River is one of Utah’s overlooked gems, just a short ride from Park City Utah. The Weber River is slightly smaller than the Provo River, and can be characterized ... moreas a medium sized stream perfect for wad fishing. The Weber River has numerous access points so it never to hard to find a bit of solitude even on the weekend. Often over shadowed by the Provo River, the Weber River is a blue ribbon tailwater, that is a trophy fishery in its own right.

With a healthy diet of sow bugs these fish tend to be big. The average trout on the Weber River is 16-18 inches with many fish over 21+ inches. the Weber is largely populated by brown trout but you have a good chance at catching Rainbows and Cutthroats. The Weber River has some exceptional hatches throughout the year, including its incredible early season, “mother’s day” caddis hatch. Park City Fly Fishing Company primarily focus its guide trips on the weber river between Rock Port reservoir and Echo reservoir. The easy wading on this stretch makes the Weber River great for beginners and also challenges the most experienced anglers. Let the Park City Fly Fishing Company help you explore this diamond in the rough.
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  • Professionally guided float trip down one of the most scenic river sections in the world
  • Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Water and soda
As you lay in your tent pondering and reviewing each fish you caught earlier that day, you can hear the low relaxing noise of the river as it continues on its’ course. You remind yourself ... morethat you get to do this for one more night and two more days. You look to tomorrow with hopes that the fishing will be as good, not sure how it could be. Then your mind jumps to the four course meal you just ate, you wonder how they got all of that food into camp.

You wake up to the smell of bacon and coffee and the sound of the river working the edge of the bank, you know it will be a fine day as you anxiously get you pants on and get moving. 

“And this is why overnight float trips are a summertime staple: Schedules are lax. Fishing days are long. Whatever mystery enchiladas the Dutch-oven reveals taste better when shared with friends. And with several uninterrupted days on the water, the experience is all about full immersion.” - Geoff Mueller-Senior Editor at The Drake
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  • Professionally guided float trip down one of the most scenic river sections in the world
  • All flies necessary
  • Gourmet lunch and drinks
Single day float trips down the A and B sections of the Green River provide some of the most prolific fly-fishing in the world. These sections are known worldwide as premiere trout ... morestreams, and the epic fishing is just half of it. The scenery in these sections is awe inspiring. The clarity of the Green River, the vast amount of wildlife around the river, the red rock cliffs, and peaceful quiet are just few of the many lures that make many people call this one of their favorite places visit, vacation, and fish.

The Green River below Flaming Gorge dam boasts a very large 15,000 trout per square mile. This fish population is extremely healthy and large Brown and Rainbow trout are common. These sections of the river are considered a Blue Ribbon fishery and produce some of the best fishing that can be had.
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  • Expert guide
  • Flies, tippet, and leader
  • Drinks
  • Lunch and snacks
Only two-and-a-half hours from Park City, the Upper Green is a spectacular trout fishery. Park City Fly Fishing Company is one of few outfitters that guides on the Upper Green River ... morebelow the Fontanelle Reservoir. This particular part of the Green River drainage is home to some of the largest and hardest fighting fish you will ever have the privilege of trying to catch. Park City Fly Fishing Company offers float trips on the Green River from March-July and mid-September to the end of October. 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 Upper Green River is a high-desert fishery with the feeling of tranquil solitude. With the Wind River Range in the background, it makes for some spectacular scenery. On your float, it is not uncommon to see a variety of wildlife such as moose, deer, pelicans, bald, and golden eagles. This fishery is remote and will at times test your skill as an angler. It is a small price to pay when you realize you haven’t seen another boat all day and have the chance of catching a fish of a lifetime. Let the experts at Park City Fly Fishing Company show you what we consider one of the best fisheries in the country. Advanced booking is encouraged to secure prime dates.

Because many of our clients fly in from out of town, we provide all the fly fishing equipment you will need. Clients are welcome to bring their own gear. All equipment is high quality and includes:

Waders

Boots

Fly rod and reel

Terminal tackle

Split shot

Indicators

Flies

Of course, all trips include cold or warm drinks depending on the weather. All full-day trips also include snacks and a delicious lunch.
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  • Expert guide
  • Flies, tippet, and leader
  • Drinks
  • Lunch and snacks for full-day trips
The Lower Provo River is a 30-minute drive from Park City and is a true tailwater fishery, which means the fish benefit from cold-oxygenated water all-year round. It flows out of Deer ... moreCreek Reservoir winding down 20 miles to Utah Lake. With the exquisite backdrop of Mt. Timpanogos and the Wasatch mountain range it flows through the Provo Canyon and is described as one large riffle. The Lower Provo River is known for its abundance of large Rainbow and Brown trout, with easy access through a railroad track following the river. The excellent bug life and a year-around diet of sow bugs make the trout fat and healthy. An average size trout on the lower Provo River is approximately 16-18 inches; surely putting a bend in your rod.

The blue-winged olive hatch in the springtime is second to none, making the Lower Provo a guide favorite in the early season. The Lower Provo also gets a heavy hatch of PMDs and caddis in the summer months. Unlike the Middle Provo River, the Lower Provo River provides the ability to float the river. We do the majority of our trips on the Lower Provo River in the spring and early summer. This is due to two factors, the fishing is most active in the early parts of the year before the moss settles in and makes it very difficult to fish. Also the Lower Provo River is a favorite among locals to float down with a tube in the Middle of the summer once school gets out. Park City Fly Fishing Company can get you to all the sweet spots on this incredible fishery.

Because many of our clients fly in from out of town, we provide all the fly fishing equipment you will need. Clients are welcome to bring their own gear. All equipment is high quality and includes:

Waders

Boots

Fly rod and reel

Terminal tackle

Split shot

Indicators

Flies

Of course, all trips include cold or warm drinks depending on the weather. All full-day trips also include snacks and a delicious lunch.
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  • All Gear
  • 1 Guide per 2 fisherman
During your half day trip we prefer to give you an address where you can meet us near the river or if you need to be picked up, we can accomodate that for you at no charge. We will ... moremeet you and have all your gear/waders/boots/rods etc ready for your 4 hours on the water. Our guarantee: "no fish, no pay!"
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The Ogden River, a tributary of the Weber River, begins in the Wasatch Range from where it runs for 35-miles. The Ogden River's three forks converge at Pineview Reservoir, near Huntsville. ... moreThe river then flows southwest through Ogden Canyon, Ogden City, and the border of West Haven and Marriott-Slaterville where it joins the Weber River.

The South Fork of the Ogden River between Causey and Pineview reservoirs (about 10 miles) is a scenic river with good public access and stretches of private land. This means you should pay close attention to signs and ask for permission before fishing on private property. The Odgen’s South Fork drops from 5,500 feet to 4,900 feet at the downstream end. This section of the South Fork is a serene 15-30 feet wide and provides anglers with great opportunity to catch native Bonneville cutthroat trout, brown trout, and mountain whitefish. The depth here is variable; ranging from less than one foot in shallow riffles up to 3 to 4 feet in deeper pools and runs. Fuel, restaurants, and grocery stores can all be found in the nearby towns of Huntsville and Eden.

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If you decided to fish the stretch of Odgen River below the convergence of its three forks, you might as well stay in Odgen. As you head out, take Hwy 39 in Ogden (12th Street) and travel east. The river runs along the Highway which makes 7 miles upstream easily accessible. Visitors that journeying up this narrow canyon find at an elevation of 4,400 to 4,900 feet both excellent fishing and alpine beauty all around them. The Ogden River Scenic Byway SR-39 climbs through the Wasatch-Cache National Forest to crystal clear Pineview Reservoir, about six miles east of the mouth of the canyon.

Close proximity to Ogden, UT makes this Blue Ribbon water convenient for anglers looking for robust trout populations in a beautiful setting. Remember, this is a whirling disease positive water and anglers should take care to clean and dry their equipment before moving to other waters.

Those that desire one of Utah’s more distinctly urban fisheries should head to the Ogden River Parkway, which runs from the mouth of Ogden Canyon to Washington Blvd, approx. 1700 S

Directions:

From Salt Lake City take I-15 N for 33.6 miles. Take exit 341 onto UT-79 E/31st Street. Follow UT-79 E/31st Street for 1.2 miles. Turn left onto US-89 N/South Washington Blvd. Travel on South Washington Blvd. for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto E 1200 S Street/12th Street. Follow 12th Street for 1.2 miles. Continue straight onto UT-39 E/Canyon Road. Follow UT-39 for 20.3 miles toward the town of Huntsville.
The Duchesne River is a trout fishing treasure. Several Blue Ribbon stretches produce some beautiful Brown, Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout. The Duchesne is a tributary of the Green River ... moreand is easily accessible from Salt Lake City or Park City Utah. The Duchesne River and its tributaries provide miles of fly fishing opportunities. The river is split into three sections, North Fork, West Fork and the Duchesne. The West Fork and the Duchesne river are considered one of Utah's blue ribbon fisheries. Native stands of cottonwood trees and willows grow along the river banks, while sagebrush and rabbitbrush fill the un-irrigated bench tops.

The West Fork flows approximately 16 miles from its head waters. This upper portion has public access through the Ashley National Forest. The lower portions of West Fork to the North Fork confluence flows through private property. There is however public access along the the lands that surround the river through private lands. At several good sized pull outs along SR-35 these access points are marked with small brown signs. The North And West Fork contain Bows, Browns, Brooks, Cutts, and Whitefish. Hatches include Caddis, Stones, and Western Green Drakes. Flies with good catch records are Para-Adams # 16 to 20, Sparkle Dun, olive # 14 to 22, Pheasant Tail Nymph # 18, BWO, olive # 18, CJ Nymph, copper # 14 to 18, and Black Wooly Bugger # 8.

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The upper river flows through alpine meadows and forested canyons holds native Cutts and Wild Brooks. It slows and meanders through farmland and pastures in the lower reaches of Tilly Valley and is home to skiddish and Bows and Browns. From June to mid July large stones, green drakes and PMD’s are active. Weighted nymphs would be successful. Streamer action is good here also during high water.

Most of the public access to the main Duchesne river has been closed. Acquired public access from the North Fork confluence to just below the Sand Creek bridge allows fishing on approx 3.5 miles of the Duchesne river. There is no public access to the Duchesne river below the town of Hanna.

In the river you'll find stoneflies, caddis flies, mayflies, diptera larva, water beetles, amphibians, dace, sculpin, small trout, white fish and suckers.

Via highway, Salt Lake City is 114 miles, Vernal is 58 miles, and Price 54 miles away. In the summer months I-80 east will take you from Salt Lake City to exit 148 Heber/Vernal. US-40 leads you to the Park City/Kamas/Francis exit. Turn left onto SR-248 towards Kamas/Francis. Approx 11.4 miles turn right onto SR-32. Follow SR-32 through town to a four way stop. Turn Left onto SR-35 and continue over Wolf Creek Pass and the river off to your right on the other side.

In the winter months continue on US-40 to Fruitland Utah. In Fruitland take a left on SR-208 towards Tabiona Utah. From SR-208 turn left on SR-35. Past Hanna Utah you will encounter fishing access locations.
The Strawberry river flows into Strawberry Reservoir and out through Soldier Creek Dam. The first 8 miles below Soldier Creek Dam are BLM land. This stretch is one of Utah's most productive ... morebrown and cutthroat trout fisheries and is accessed by a trail that runs along the north bank. The Strawberry river has a population of Bear Lake Cutthroat that have migrated from Strawberry Reservoir into the stream.

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12 miles below Soldier Creek Dam the river runs by the Strawberry Pinnacles where it is joined by the tributaries Avintaquin Creek and Red Creek. The narrow canyon that the river runs through is characterized by high, steep cliffs and dense foliage. The river flows into Starvation Reservoir before it joins the Duchesne River east of the town of Duchesne, Utah.

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This water upstream from USFS 124 (Bull Springs Road) to its headwaters has strict regulations, including some sections that are closed year round to protect spawning cutthrowat and Kokanee Salmon. Check current fishing regulations before you go. Below the road to the top of the reservoir is closed to fishing all year. However, don't snub your nose at the section below the reservoir. Great fishing is to be had here.

Strawberry Bay Campground is located on the shore of beautiful Strawberry Reservoir at an elevation of 7,200 feet. The campground is set among rolling sagebrush covered hills next to Strawberry Reservoir. Most campsites offer sweeping views of the reservoir and surrounding hills. Small pine trees dot the campground but provide very little shade.

Starvation Reservoir offers 3,500 acres of fishing four miles northwest of Duchesne on Highway 40. A 54 unit campground, sandy beach, modern rest rooms, showers, group-use area, and fish cleaning and sewage disposal stations are available. Primitive camping is allowed at designated areas around the reservoir.
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The Weber River flows for 125-miles from northwest of the Uinta Mountains to the Great Salt Lake. The Weber River was named for American fur trapper John Henry Weber and is similar ... morein size to the Provo River.

A short drive from both Salt Lake City and Park City make this river a local favorite. The Weber flows south through two major reservoirs and has some incredible fishing on its way to the Great Salt Lake. Year round fly fishing can be found on the Weber, which is well known for producing wild brown trout that grow to trophy sizes well over 25 inches.

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Angling traffic is light compared to the Provor river and with just a short 20-minute drive from Park City and excellent access, the Weber River is a gem. It is well recognized for its abundant hatches, making for great nymphing year round. Summer months offer outstanding dry fly fishing on carpets of caddis and over-abundant hoppers. Late winter through May, fish gobble down blue wing olives and Mothers Day caddis.

The Weber is divided into three sections by two big reservoirs. Fish for really big browns in the section between Rockport Reservoir and Echo Reservoir.
The Provo River features a premier blue ribbon trout fishery close to Utah's major cities. Brown and rainbow trout mature to record lengths in the Provo, with a most fish running 18 ... moreinches or bigger. In some areas the Provo offers 3,000 or more trout per mile. As a result, the waters of the Provo River provide exceptional recreation.

The Provo River flows through Utah County and Wasatch County, Utah. It rises in the Uinta Mountains at Washington Lake and flows about 70 miles southwest to Utah Lake at the city of Provo, Utah. The main branches of Provo River are the North Fork Provo River and the South Fork Provo River. In the Provo you'll find: Brown Trout, Common Carp, Cutthroat Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, and White Bass.

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