Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 105
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: There are some new obstacles in the river in the C&R section due to January's avalanche but fishing remains solid here on the Taylor.

Current Conditions at Taylor:

Beatis nymphs are in the drift right now-- small brown Two-Bit Hookers are doing a great job of imitating these insects-- but we haven't seen any hatching activity yet as the water temperature is still too cold. On the other hand, midges continue to hatch throughout the day so come prepared to fish size #24 Top Secrets and D-Midges on small tippet. 6x fluorocarbon will get the vast majority of hookups here, but we encourage all anglers to use 5x fluorocarbon tippet as it is easier to get the big boys to net on 5x, and therefore will cut down on the inadvertent fish kill from fighting a fish for too long.

Time to head to Colorado‚Äôs western slope for some of the first fly casts of the year. Mayflies are beginning to get active and are quickly becoming the preferred food. The water is still cold so be sure and look for fish holding in more traditional winter fishing holes.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 44-47 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 3 lbs 4 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Taylor

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Micro Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Taylor

Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 24
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 24
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Snow Midge
Color: Gray to Charcoal
Dates: Jan 1 – Dec 31
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 24-28
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Stoneflies

Insects: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Taylor

Current: 42 °F Clear Wind: 4 MPH SW
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 42 °F
Humidity: 53%
Wind: 4 mph SW
Pressure: 14.75 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Mist<br/> High: 39 °F  <br/>Low: 11 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph SW
Mist
High: 39 °F
Low: 11 °F
Wind: 3 mph SW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 44 °F  <br/>Low: 19 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph ESE
Sunny
High: 44 °F
Low: 19 °F
Wind: 3 mph ESE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow with thunder<br/> High: 38 °F  <br/>Low: 23 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph WSW
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
High: 38 °F
Low: 23 °F
Wind: 5 mph WSW