Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 100
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Still at a very manageable flow, the Williams Forks is a top destination on the Western Slope.

Current Conditions at Williams Fork:

Blue Wing Olives are on the menu at the Williams Fork tail water! The primary hatching period is right around 1:00 pm but fish are feeding heavily sub-surface on RSIIS and Pheasant Tails when they're not taking the little buggers off of the surface.

Blue Winged Olive mayflies and an assortment of other small brown and olive mayflies are everywhere! The water has been low and clear, dry fly fishing has been somewhat productive as we have been seeing hatches of mayflies and midges. For better fishing it is now time to hit your favorite Colorado tail water.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 4 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Williams Fork

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for Williams Fork

Fly: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Blue Winged Olive
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail

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