Blue Stream Fly Fishing
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Weber River - Echo - 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

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midge Afternoon #18-22 Zebra midge, Griffith's gnat
Blue winged Olive Late Morning #18-20 Comparadun, Sparkle Dun
February Midge Afternoon #18-22 Zebra midge, Griffith's gnat
Blue winged Olive Late Morning #18-22 Comparadun, Sparkle Dun
March Blue winged Olive Late Morning #18-22 Comparadun, Sparkle Dun
April Caddis Noon #12-18 Elk Hair Caddis, Olive Caddis
May Blue winged Olive Late Morning #14-20 Comparadun, Sparkle Dun
PMD Afternoon #16-18 Adams, Parachute PMD
June Caddis Noon #12-18 Elk Hair Caddis, Olive Caddis
Golden Stone Evening #8-12 Golden Stonefly, Yellow Sally
July Grasshopper Afternoon #8-12 Hopper patterns, Chernobyl Ant
August Terrestrials Afternoon #8-12 Chernobyl Ant, Dave's Hopper
September Blue winged Olive Late Morning #18-22 Comparadun, Sparkle Dun
October Midge Afternoon #18-22 Zebra midge, Griffith's gnat
Blue winged Olive Late Morning #18-22 Comparadun, Sparkle Dun
November Midge Afternoon #18-22 Zebra midge, Griffith's gnat
Blue winged Olive Late Morning #18-20 Comparadun, Sparkle Dun
December Midge Afternoon #18-22 Zebra midge, Griffith's gnat
Blue winged Olive Late Morning #18-20 Comparadun, Sparkle Dun

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

The Weber River in Echo, Utah, is a treasure for fly fishermen who seek challenging, yet rewarding fishing experience. There are several sections within Echo that are considered top fly fishing locations:

  • 1. Tailwater Section Below Echo Reservoir: This area is known for its high concentration of active trout.
  • 2. Echo Dam to Coalville: This stretch offers exceptional winter fishing when it comes to Brown Trouts.
  • 3. The Croydon Stretch: This spot is a 22-mile stretch ideal for catching Rainbow and Bonneville Cutthroat trout.
  • 4. Cottonwood Canyon: This lesser-known spot offers tranquility and solitude, along with a great opportunity to catch Brown Trouts.

Helpful tip: Remember to check the local fishing regulations as some areas have specific rules about catch and release or particular flies to be used.

Best Access Points

The Weber River – Echo is an excellent spot for fly fishing enthusiasts, given its great accessibility. Several access points make it an easy destination. Some of the best include:

  • Echo Dam: Fly fishing near the dam is highly recommended due to the high frequency of fishes.
  • Echo Reservoir: Accessible via a boat ramp, this spot is excellent for boat-based fishing.
  • Cattleman’s Bridge: This location, upstream of the dam, sees fewer visitors and therefore offers a quieter fishing experience.
  • River Road: There is a short hike involved but it leads to productive fishing spots.
  • Coalville: Just down the river from Echo, here you can find numerous wade-access spots.
    • Remember to check current fishing regulations and respect private properties when seeking access to the river.

Local Fish

  1. Brown Trout – This fish species is known for their high fight level making them a favorite of fly fishers.
  2. Cutthroat Trout – They present a unique challenge due to their minimally disturbed natural habitat.
  3. Rainbow Trout – Considered to be an easier catch making it a good target for beginners.
  4. Brook Trout – This fish species is naturally less cautious, making fly fishing more successful.
  5. Whitefish – Prevalent in the cold, clear waters of the Weber River, making them a good target for fly fishing.
  6. Mountain Whitefish – Known to put up a good fight, making the catching experience all the more rewarding.
  7. Graylings – Although not as common, if you’re lucky, you may be able to catch this unique fish species.
  8. Golden Trout – Rare and elusive, adding excitement to the fly fishing experience if caught.

About The River

The Weber River is a delight for history buffs and nature lovers alike! Beginning in the high Uinta Mountains, it winds its way through northeastern Utah for approximately 125 miles before converging into the paradisiacal Great Salt Lake.

  • Named after trapper John Weber, its history is drenched in folk tales and pioneering spirit.
  • The river became an essential trade route during the early 19th century.
  • Echo Canyon, a prominent feature along the river, bears historical significance as a crucial path for both the Union Pacific Railroad and California-bound emigrants during the Gold Rush era.

The Weber River’s crystal clear water reflects the echoes of Echo, an enchanting small city nestled near the river. Built in 1869, Echo City blossomed with Weber’s growth, erecting a now iconic respite for weary travelers, the Echo Church and School.

The Weber River’s rich history, coupled with its naturally stunning surroundings, makes every visit a rewarding journey!

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