Fly Fishing in the Utah Indian Lands

Fly Fishing in the Utah Indian Lands

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The Provo and Weber Rivers, as well as other local waters, tend to become crowded during peak fly fishing season in Utah. Mid-summer is the time of year that it might be wise to consider fishing the rivers on south slope of the Uinta mountains, particularly those on Indian land. You’ll probably never see another fisherman, but you’ll have to buy a special Indian Lands fishing permit to fish in these areas.

Two fisherman stand in a river

Where You Can Fish

Parts of the Duchesne River, Rock Creek, Lake Fork, Yellowstone and Uinta rivers are available to fish. It’s a two-hour plus drive from Park City, but the fishing can be incredible. I’ve caught fish on these streams exceeding 20 inches! You’ll find mostly cutthroat and brown trout in these rivers, but I have caught a few rainbows that have migrated out of public waters. Fishing with hoppers from July 4th through Labor Day can be particularly productive.

A fisherman fishes in the middle of a river

You can find decent lodging in Duchesne and Roosevelt if you want to make your fishing trip a several day affair. You can’t camp on Indian land, but there are some nice campgrounds on the public waters of the Duchesne, Lake Fork, Yellowstone and Uinta rivers.

Stop by our Jans Park Avenue location for great suggestions from our Experts in the Jans Fly Shop of how to make the most of your fishing excursion.

Jan Peterson