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Fly Fishing Report for:

Ogden River - Below Pineview Res - Utah

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

Directions To Location

Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midge Noon-2pm 18-22 Zebra Midge
Winter Stones 11am-2pm 16-20 Black stonefly
February Midge Noon-2pm 20-24 Griffith's Gnat
Winter Stones 11am-2pm 16-20 Black stonefly
March Midge Noon - 2 pm 20-24 Griffith's Gnat
Blue Winged Olive (BWO) 2pm - 4pm 18-20 Adams
April Midge Noon - 2 pm 18-22 Zebra Midge
Late season Blue Winged Olive 2pm - 4pm 18-20 Adams
May March Brown 2pm - 4pm 14-16 March Brown Spider
Gray Drake Evening 12-14 Gray Drake Parachute
June Yellow Sally Afternoon 14-16 Yellow Sally Stone
Pale Morning Dun Early Morning 14-16 PMD Dry Fly
July Caddis Late Afternoon/Eve 14-18 Elk Hair Caddis
Grasshoppers Warmest Part of Day 6-10 Joe's Hopper
August Caddis Evening 14-18 Elk Hair Caddis
Grasshoppers Afternoon 6-10 Dave's Hopper
September Blue Winged Olive (BWO) 11am - 2pm 18-20 Adams
Mahogany Dun 1pm - 3pm 14-16 Mahogany Parachute
October Blue Winged Olive (BWO) 2pm - 4pm 18-20 Adams
October Caddis Dusk 8-12 October Caddis Pupa
November Midge Noon - 2 pm 18-22 Zebra Midge
December Midge 11am-3pm 18-22 Zebra Midge

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

Fly fishing on the Ogden River below Pineview Reservoir is a rewarding experience, mainly because of its premier fishing spots that harbor diverse fish species, scenic views, and serene environment. Here are some of the best spots that one can find along this stretch of the river:

  • The Canyon Stretch: Figuratively the hotspot for Brown Trout. The river widens here creating several spots with calm pools and fierce rapids providing diversity for fly fishing.
  • Below the Overpass: This area is in Ogden City limits, and despite being in a more urban setting, it has some great fly fishing opportunities, especially for Rainbow trout.
  • The Middle Fork: The Middle Fork combines both flat water and heavy rapids, adapting well to fish species preferring either habitats, thereby increasing your chances of a good catch.

Best Access Points

The Ogden River, below the Pineview Reservoir, is a popular spot for fly fishing. Here are some of the best access points:

  • Tailwaters below Pineview Dam: This area is abundant with trout, making it an ideal location for fishing. Access is easiest from the parking lot at the dam.
  • Riverdale Parkway Trail: This trail runs parallel to the river offering several easy access spots. Park in any of the trailhead parking lots.
  • Wind Surfer Beach: Positioned near the mouth of the canyon, this area offers plenty of fish and easy river access.
  • Ogden River Parkway: There are several good fishing spots along this 9.6 mile pathway that follows the river from the mouth of Ogden Canyon to Fort Buenaventura.

Always remember to check current regulations and respect private property rights when accessing the river.

Local Fish

  • Brown Trout: Fly fishermen often target Brown Trout due to their ability to thrive in a variety of water temperatures and their aggressive nature, making them a challenging yet rewarding catch.
  • Rainbow Trout: Rainbow Trout are known for their fighting ability and beautiful coloring, making them a favorite among local fly fishermen.
  • Brook Trout: Brook Trout thrive in the colder waters of the Ogden River, and their smaller size provides a quick and nimble opponent for fly fishing enthusiasts.
  • Cutthroat Trout: Cutthroat Trout offer excitement for fly fishermen with their feisty behavior and resistance during the catch process.
  • Whitefish: Whitefish are a native species that are known for their changing eating habits, making them an intriguing species for fly fishing.
  • Mountain Sucker: Although not as popular, Mountain Sucker provides an opportunity to catch a unique species that may be considered a rare catch in the Ogden River.
  • Yellow Perch: Yellow Perch are known for their incredible taste and are a popular target for tarpon fly fishing on the Ogden River.
  • Black Crappie: Black Crappie are characterized by their pan-shaped bodies and their resistance to being caught, making them a fun challenge for fly fishermen.

About The River

The Ogden River is a charming, 70-mile-long river nestled in northern Utah, steeped in rich history. Its journey starts at the beautiful Pineview Reservoir, a popular recreational site with a spellbinding view. The Ogden River then flows through the Ogden Valley and into the Great Salt Lake.

  • The river was originally named by early trapper Peter Skene Ogden in the early 19th century.
  • It was part of the Ogden’s Hole settlement, a crucial site of early Euro-American settlement in Utah.
  • During the construction boom in the early 20th century, the river’s flow was redirected, leading to the creation of the Pineview Reservoir.

The Ogden River has a vibrant ecosystem with a fascinating variety of fishes like trout and whitefish. Although the river has faced pollution challenges, recent efforts for its restoration have begun to bear fruit. Definitely, the Ogden River is more than a river; it’s a testament to the resilience of nature blended with human history.


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