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 Early 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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Broken Clouds
Temperature:  19 F
Temp Max:  27 F
Temp Min:  7 F
Humidity: 45%
Wind: 29 NNW mph
Pressure: 1015
Snow Monday 5:00PM — 16 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 17 .
Wind: 32 W mph; Humidity: 69%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 8:00PM —
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 5 and 6 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — -0 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -0 and 1 .
Wind: 3 NNE mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — -5 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between -5 and -4 .
Wind: 5 ENE mph; Humidity: 93%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — -9 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -9 and -9 .
Wind: 6 ENE mph; Humidity: 96%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — -5 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -5 and -5 .
Wind: 4 SW mph; Humidity: 98%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 12 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 8 NW mph; Humidity: 61%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 18 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 21 NW mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 13 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00PM — -3 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -3 and -3 .
Wind: 6 NW mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — -9 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between -9 and -9 .
Wind: 2 ESE mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — -12 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between -12 and -12 .
Wind: 3 ENE mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — -15 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between -15 and -15 .
Wind: 3 ENE mph; Humidity: 92%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — -10 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -10 and -10 .
Wind: 3 ENE mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 2 and 2 .
Wind: 4 SE mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 12 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 3 SE mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00PM — 12 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 3 SE mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 2 E mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM — -0 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -0 and -0 .
Wind: 1 ENE mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — -3 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -3 and -3 .
Wind: 2 E mph; Humidity: 84%;