Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 149
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: My oh my, the Taylor is fishing right now!

Current Conditions at Taylor:

The Taylor is fishing as good as it will all year long right now! There are a lot of eggs in the system, so with that in mind please stay away from trout paired up on Redds, but Midges and Mayflies are the primary food source here. Like always, sight fishing is your best bet at catching a fish of a lifetime so with that in mind try and ditch the indicator as these crafty trout are definitely indicator shy!

Time to head to Colorado‚Äôs western slope for some of the first fly casts of the year. The bugs are moving around, look for stoneflies crawling towards the banks.  The water has been low and clear, dry fly fishing has been somewhat productive as we have been seeing hatches of mayflies and midges.  The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 5 lbs 7 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 9 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: 22

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for Taylor

Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Egg
Color: Peach
Size: 18
Time: 
Egg Egg

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

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 
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: 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 
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 


Weather for Taylor

Current: 50 °F Clear Wind: 8 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 50 °F
Humidity: 39%
Wind: 8 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.59 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 59 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 59 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 11 mph WSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light snow showers<br/> High: 45 °F  <br/>Low: 27 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph W
Light snow showers
High: 45 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 9 mph W
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 54 °F  <br/>Low: 27 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph WNW
Sunny
High: 54 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 9 mph WNW