Visitors come to Park City for a variety of reasons, including the skiing, the restaurants and, of course, the fishing. Fly fishing is a very popular sport in the summer, with guiding services to orient visitors and help them land that fish to brag about back home.
Where to go Fishing
- Provo River
The Provo River is one of the famous Utah rivers for fly fishing. Flowing through the Provo Canyon, this river is scenic and full of trout (4,000 per mile in spots). The cold tailwater and cover provide perfect conditions for trout to flourish.
- Weber River
Often overlooked for the more famous Provo, the Weber River holds excellent fishing opportunities, especially combined with the lack of crowds. Have the river to yourself and land some spectacular fish at the same time.
- Strawberry Reservoir
This lake has been a classic fishing location for decades. Big fish live here, including cutthroats, rainbows and Kokanee salmon, making it a popular location for boaters to reel in record-sized fish.
- Jordanelle Reservoir
As the closest major lake to Park City, the Jordanelle is famous for the smallmouth bass and yellow perch, although it holds large trout as well. The lake holds the Utah record for largest smallmouth at 23 inches.
- Deer Creek Reservoir
There are quieter waters at this lake, as most anglers head to Strawberry or Jordanelle Reservoir. However, the fishing is good here, and the scenery fantastic. Ice fishing is popular from January to March.
Guides are avid fishermen, watching rivers change from season to season. They are happy to share this knowledge with visitors, so be sure to find the right guide for you from the companies below.