Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 28-31 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 97
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Crowds have been manegable

Current Conditions at Taylor:

The Taylor has entered winter fishing conditions. Clocking in around 100 CFS, fish are beginning to show more winter behavior and moving towards deep runs and pools. A nymph-rig fished at the appropriate depth is going to get the job done. There are some sporadic hatches of BWOs and midges. Try an attractor pattern such as a leech, worm, or soft hackle fly followed by a more selective offering. RS2s, Disco midges, top secrets, and other small baetis patterns are ideal. Don't be afraid to fish the small stuff, 22-24s.

Winter fishing conditions are in effect  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 28-31 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Taylor

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Taylor

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 24
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Buckskin Worm
Color: Tan
Size: 18
Time: 
Buckskin Worm Buckskin Worm

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  27 F
Temp Max:  34 F
Temp Min:  20 F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 41 SW mph
Pressure: 1033
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 22 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 22 .
Wind: 5 NE mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Snow Monday 11:00PM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 26 .
Wind: 11 NE mph; Humidity: 84%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00AM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 23 .
Wind: 3 NNE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM — 18 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 18 .
Wind: 4 SSW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00AM — 21 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 5 NNE mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 11:00AM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 2 E mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 29 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 9 SSW mph; Humidity: 97%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 15 WSW mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 18 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 6 WSW mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 17 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 1 W mph; Humidity: 97%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 1 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%; 
Snow Wednesday 5:00AM — 17 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 2 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 8:00AM — 18 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 2 NNE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00AM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 3 S mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 30 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 22 W mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 24 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 31 WSW mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 20 WSW mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 10 WSW mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM —
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 3 WSW mph; Humidity: 98%; 
Snow Thursday 5:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 3 ENE mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.06 for next 3 hours.