Blue Ribbon Fisheries

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.

Waterbody type

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.

Bait restrictions

Use of bait is prohibited upstream of the Legacy Bridge at the UT-113/Midway Lane crossing.

Nearest town

Charleston, UT

Distance to Charleston, UT


More information

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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.

Fishing information

Sport Species

Brown trout
Common carp
Cutthroat trout
Mountain whitefish
Rainbow trout

Non-Sport Species

Utah sucker

Angling Methods


Suggested Tackle

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.

Suggested Bait

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.

Suggested Lures

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.

Fly Matrix

Click here to view the Fly Matrix

Current Water or Flow Conditions

For information on current flow conditions on the Lower Provo visit the Central Utah Water Conservancy District website.

Moon Phase and Fish Conditions

For information on how moon phase and weather conditions are currently impacting fish behavior and fishing success at this location visit

Seasonal Environmental Conditions

Although this section of the river does not ice over, lower flows in winter can make fishing difficult.

Fishing License Information

Buy a fishing or combination license


Fish Preparation

Read more about preparing fish on the Take Me Fishing Web site

AIS Transportation Prevention

Learn more about preventing the spread of invasive species

Catch and Release Information

Learn proper catch and release technique

Biological Report

Middle Provo River report

Consumption Advisories

See current fish consumption advisories

Disease Transport

To learn more on how you can help prevent the spread of whirling disease and other pathogens visit the Protect Your Waters website.

Services Description

When planning your trip search Google maps for information on local services, sites, and accommodations.

Access Points

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.

Access pointCamping servicesAmenities for the disabledBoat servicesVisitor servicesOther recreation
CottonwoodRestroomsHikingWildlife watching
JordanelleRestroomsHikingWildlife watching
Legacy Bridge (Midway Lane North)RestroomsRestroomsWildlife watching
River Road NorthRestroomsHikingWildlife watching
River Road SouthRestroomsHikingWildlife watching

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