Just when you think that you’ve run out of things to do in Park City, you soon find out that this resort town, famous for skiing, snowboarding, and Olympic events, also has some famous fishing steams and lakes as well. Two very popular fly fishing waters are located close to Park City.
Located just a few miles southeast of Park City, the Provo River that runs through Heber Valley and down Provo Canyon is rated as one of the best trout waters in the United States.
The Weber River (between Rockport and Echo Reservoirs) is also considered a blue-ribbon trout stream. Both the Provo and Weber Rivers produce large brown trout, along with an assortment of other trout species.
Any time you decide to go fishing, it always pays to get the latest fishing information by talking to the people who work in the fly shops. Park City has a few different fly shops where you can always talk to the experts and find out some of the flies and techniques.
Jordanelle Reservoir is one of Utah’s most popular flat water lakes, also offers trout, smallmouth bass and perch.
Nearby, Rockport Reservoir in the Wanship area is also good place for trout fishing year-round. You can even try ice fishing at Rockport (along with any of the above-name reservoirs), as long as the ice is solid enough to walk on
To the east, the Uinta Mountains host hundreds of small lakes and streams that are full of wild trout. However, you can only fish these waters in the warm summer months simply because it’s too cold in the winter. These mountains start opening up during late June.
Not far from Park City, and close to Heber, Strawberry Reservoir is one of Utah’s most popular fishing waters. It’s always a good spot for large cutthroat and rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon throughout the year.