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 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 May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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 
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Williams Fork

Current: 66 °F Clear Wind: 19 MPH W
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 66 °F
Humidity: 40%
Wind: 19 mph W
Pressure: 14.72 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 61 °F  <br/>Low: 34 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph SW
Sunny
High: 61 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 4 mph SW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph SW
Sunny
High: 63 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 4 mph SW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 67 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Sunny
High: 67 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 5 mph S