Directions: River runs through Ogden Canyon. This section heads east of Ogden along U-39 from mouth of canyon to Pine View Reservoir, a stretch of about four miles.
Description: Small river about 20 to 30 feet at widest. Features mostly pocket water with some areas shallow enough to wade except during runoff. Very picturesque with lots of trees along the banks.Fish: Brown, Rainbow
What works: Use high floating dry flies or bead-head nymphs in pocket water. Also try the more traditional dry and nymph patters in flat-water sections. This is a good section of water to fish with the smaller spinners such as Mepps and Panther Martin in gold or yellow colors.
Details: Pocket water is best fished with short casts and close approaches. Flat water stretches tend to be overgrown with vegetation and best techniques involve close-in, stealth-like approaches. When water is shallow the fish are easily spooked. The smaller spinners and flies won't scare the fish. Best to work upstream. Lots of fish in the river. Past checks showed between 5,000 to 7,000 per mile. Experiencing some stunting because of overpopulation.
Notes: River is easy to access, but parking can be a problem. Once on the river, though, should encounter no problem moving upstream or downstream. Every year pull a few big fish out of river. Most of the fish in 12-inch range. No camping in canyon, but there is around and above Pine View.
Good fishing for trout between 12 and 18 inches along west shore and about mid-way from the dam. Fishing is much better in the morning. Anglers are finding the best success using a Kastmaster with ice flies or white jigs, tipped with salmon eggs or meal worms. Leave a hook on the Kastmaster and tip it with a worm, along with the leader hanging below.