Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Mar 31, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 83
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: As Winter transitions to Spring look for trout to key on the BWO life-cycle.

Current Conditions at Taylor:

The big hogs here in the C&R section are on the feed! #22 brown Two-Bit Hookers are imitating the nymphal stage of the BWO to perfection while a small #24 Barr's Emerger is the best pattern to use to imitate the emerging state of the fly. Sight fishing is the name of the game here and these big boys are shy of a strike indicator so either use a clear indicator or ditch it all together and keep a close eye on the trout. Some of the smaller trout are feeding off of the surface on various BWO patterns but the big boys are still hunkered down low. 5x and 6x fluorocarbon tippet will get the job done best.

The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz
Length: 21 inches
Girth: 12 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Taylor

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 26/micro

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Olive

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Taylor

Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 22
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 22
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Fly: Sprout Blue Winged Olive
Color: Greenish Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Sprout Blue Winged Olive Sprout Blue Winged Olive

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 Taylor

Current: 34 °F Clear Wind: 4 MPH NNE
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 34 °F
Humidity: 69%
Wind: 4 mph NNE
Pressure: 14.91 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 63 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 4 mph SSE
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 65 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 65 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 68 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 68 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSE