Dog Days of Summer
As we move into August, water levels and temperatures will begin to influence your fly fishing. Throughout the month of August, many of the reservoirs in the state of Utah will be pushing large amounts of water downstream to aid in irrigation. At the same time, snow melt is at its end and high-mountain streams will recede or even dry up completely. It is a good idea to check levels before heading out to make sure there is good trout water.
Current Water Levels for the Provo and Weber Rivers
- Provo River headwaters near Woodland: 69 cubic feet per second (cfs)
- Provo River Jordanelle release: 463 cfs
- Provo River middle section: 304-307 cfs
- Provo River Charleston Bridge: 352 cfs
- Provo River lower: 440 cfs
- Weber River near Oakley, UT: 143 cfs
- Weber River near Coalville, UT: 291 cfs
- Weber River near Echo, UT: 493 cfs
With the bigger flows coming out of the reservoirs it becomes a little harder to wade the rivers, so please use caution. A wading staff is never a bad idea. Also, when venturing into the headwaters of your favorite river or small stream, remember the trout can be stressed. To reduce adding further stress to the trout, fight them quickly and take time to revive them well.
Hope to see you on the water,
Travis Jay Vernon, Fly Fishing Guide & Sales Associate