I fished Diamond Fork on Saturday and found tough conditions. The water was high and chalky. We each caught one fish.
A couple weeks ago we fished Upper Sixth Water and had a great time catching nice browns. The water was fast but fishable.
Yesterday we went exploring and found the spillway where water dumps into Sixth Water via a pipe from Strawberry Reservoir. They were pushing a tremendous volume of water through the pipe and the upper river was virtually unfishable.
We dropped back down onto Diamond Fork and gave it a good shot but action was slow in the high, chalky water.
We're hearing reports of some good trips to Strawberry. Some groups report catching 20 or more fish in an afternoon.
But Strawberry is fickle. Others report only fair or slow fishing. There is a tremendous insect hatch going on right now and the fish are finding plenty of forage. At this time of year people seem to have the best luck fishing baits, or trolling minnow-imitations in the early morning or late evening.
Uinta Mountains are opening up early this year. You can now get to many lakes in the high country. There is still some snow and mud over higher passes but they will dry out quickly now.
Boulder Mountain conditions are good - this is a great time to fish the high country.
Lake Powell stripers are starting to feed on the surface. "Boils" are still small and fleeting right now but will become more consistent over the next few weeks. Late July and early August will bring the best boil fishing.
Many other waters now offer good fishing.