Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Mar 20, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 74
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The low flow of 74 cfs and crystal clear water here on the Williams Fork has the sight fishing out of sight! Some sort of pun intended there...

Current Conditions at Williams Fork:

There are Midges everywhere here on the Willy's Fork! Hungry trout here are taking Tungsten Zebra Midges, Top Secrets, Rojo Garcia's and small black RSIIs sub-surface. If you're here on an overcast day you can expect to see trout sipping Midge clusters off of the surface, in which case the trusty old Griffith's Gnat will get the job done nicely. Look for these trout to start to spread out through the river and break away from winter holding spots-- deep, slow moving water-- and begin to feed more and more in faster riffles.

The weather is warming up outside and it is beginning to look like spring again! Time to head to Colorado‚Äôs western slope for some of the first fly casts of the year. Runoff is just around the corner so be sure to get a few more beautiful spring days on the water.  The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Williams Fork

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Charcoal

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Williams Fork

Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra Midge
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

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 Williams Fork

Current: 45 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 7 MPH NNW
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 45 °F
Humidity: 53%
Wind: 7 mph NNW
Pressure: 14.74 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy light snow<br/> High: 42 °F  <br/>Low: 22 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph WNW
Patchy light snow
High: 42 °F
Low: 22 °F
Wind: 3 mph WNW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 49 °F  <br/>Low: 26 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 49 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 3 mph SSE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow with thunder<br/> High: 45 °F  <br/>Low: 26 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph W
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
High: 45 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 5 mph W