Middle Provo River
The Middle Provo is one of the premier stream trout fisheries in Utah. This tailwater fishery provides anglers with access to large numbers of good-sized brown trout.
Moderate coldwater river 15-30 feet wide
The Middle Provo River descends through the Heber Valley from Jordanelle Reservoir to Deer Creek Reservoir.
For current regulations, check the Utah Fishing Guidebook.
Use of bait is prohibited upstream of the Legacy Bridge at the UT-113/Midway Lane crossing.
Middle Provo River
From Salt Lake City, head southeast on I-80. Take exit 146 and merge onto US-189/US-40 toward Heber. Travel 17.1 miles; turning right onto W 100 South. Continue on UT-113 and travel for 1.3 miles to the Legacy Bridge crossing.
Depth in the Middle Provo is variable; ranging from less than a foot in shallower riffles to more than 4 feet in deeper pools.
The width of the Middle Provo ranges from 10 to 30 feet.
The Middle Provo River is approximately 12 miles in length.
Elevation of this river ranges from 5,880 feet below Jordanelle Reservoir to 5,440 feet at the Charleston Bridge.
Spincast, spinning, baitcast, or fly tackle can be used successfully on this water; providing angling opportunities for the novice and the specialized angler alike. Lightweight tackle is suitable for all fish you will encounter on the Middle Provo. Floating line is best for fly angling. For more information on fishing tackle visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing FoundationTake Me Fishing website.
Worms, crickets, or other legal live baits will provide bait anglers with great action in those areas where bait is allowed. For more information on bait fishing visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing FoundationTake Me Fishing website.
Retrieve small spoons, spinners, and crank baits across current for successful lure fishing. For more information on lure fishing visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Take Me Fishing website.
For information on current flow conditions on the Lower Provo visit the Central Utah Water Conservancy District website.
For information on how moon phase and weather conditions are currently impacting fish behavior and fishing success at this location visit Weather.com.
Although this section of the river does not ice over, lower flows in winter can make fishing difficult.
To learn more on how you can help prevent the spread of whirling disease and other pathogens visit the Protect Your Waters website.
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We have provided information on five distinct access points along the Middle Provo River. Wading and floating opportunities vary depending upon the access point. Click on the access point to view available access and camping amenities.
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