Ray Grass: The great outdoors: For hot fishing, pick the cooler hours

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  • Commenter88 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 6, 2013 1:16 p.m.

    I'd like to see someone write an informed piece on the best places to fish where the fish are likelier to be healthy to eat. I've read that almost all locations in Utah will have fish with high mercury levels.

  • Utes Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    For fly fishing on tail waters (a river coming out of a reservoir such as the Middle Provo or Lower Provo), the best time to fish is when the insect hatches take place. Sometimes, this can be during the hottest part of the day - for example in June and July when the stonefly and green drake hatches take place - from about 11 am to 3 pm. Or, in late July and into August and September, when trying to catch fish with a grass hopper imitation, I will fish the hottest, sunniest part of the day.

    Otherwise, in these tail waters, fishing during the cooler parts of the day is preferable.