Pro Tips: How to Fish the High Water of Spring

Written by: Spencer Durrant


High water presents anglers with plenty of challenges, whether you’re fishing from a boat or wading.
Photo by Spencer Durrant

From the Colorado River drainage to the Snake, western rivers are high, muddy, and a pain to fish. If you know where clean water is, you keep it close to your vest because this spring is so . . .

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Story and Photos: Two Days of Trout in Utah

February in Park City, Utah, is well known for fantastic skiing, snowboarding, and all things winter. But for me, the best part is that none of those people are on the blue-ribbon trout waters nearby. It also helps to have awesome friends send you . . .

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Video: Stillwater Rainbow Buffet

In the sixth installment of the “Buffet Series” from Gilbert Rowley and Phil Tuttle, they fish a gorgeous lake in southern Utah for spectacular rainbow trout. Some underwater inspection shows that leeches and cranefly larvae are on the menu, and . . .

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Video: The Midnight Mission

Filmmaker Gilbert Rowley and his friend Chris felt so bad about losing their fishing buddy Kohler to other pursuits that they decided to do something about it. So they devised an adventure that would surely jump-start Kohler’s return to fly fishing. . . .

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Tips for Fishing High-Elevation Lakes for Brook Trout

My friend Jeff and I recently took our families to explore a high elevation lake and stream in the Uinta Mountains of Utah for a couple of days. The hike to the lake was only about a mile, but we had heard good things about it. When we arrived, . . .

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Photos and Story: Magical Evenings in the Utah High Country

This year–with a very large winter snowpack and a cool, wet spring in Utah–most of our rivers were blown out with heavy runoff for most of June. We turned to some areas that we don’t fish very often, such as beaver ponds, backwaters, and lakes. A few . . .

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Video: Unguided in Utah’s High Uintas

One of the most common question that fly-fishing guides get is, “What do you do when you’re not guiding?” For most of the pros I know, the answer is the same: “I go fishing.” Here’s a great video from a series called “Unguided,” about those trips that guides . . .

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