Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 75
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Stream restoration is underway on the upper secetions

Current Conditions at Williams Fork:

The Willy's Fork is currently experiencing stream restoration maintenance on the upper sections. The result is low, dirty water and making for tough fishing. Lower sections near the confluence of the Colorado may be your best bet for finding a few eats. Nymph-rigs fished in deep holding runs with an attractor fly such as a Prince, Hare's ear or leech followed by a selective emerger or midge offering is a good place to start. With Fall in full swing, fishing a streamer is never a bad idea.

This is one of the best times of year to be on the water! The leaves are changing and the weather has been cooling off.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Williams Fork

None

Recommended Flies for Williams Fork

Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Slump Buster
Color: Gray
Size: 8
Time: 
Slump Buster Slump Buster

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early October

Caddisflies

Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
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 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  47 F
Temp Max:  59 F
Temp Min:  34 F
Humidity: 18%
Wind: 13 WNW mph
Pressure: 1023
Clouds Sunday 9:00PM — 34 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 29 and 34 .
Wind: 12 SSE mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 24 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 24 .
Wind: 7 S mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 35 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 4 WNW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clear Monday 12:00PM — 48 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 24 W mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clear Monday 3:00PM — 52 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 43 WSW mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clear Monday 6:00PM — 42 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 24 WSW mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clear Monday 9:00PM — 29 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 11 SSW mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 22 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 5 S mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 33 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 5 NW mph; Humidity: 37%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 18 WNW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 52 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 34 WNW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 13 NW mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 12 S mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 28 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 5 S mph; Humidity: 46%;