Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 120
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Taylor is giving up some good days on the water, Leave spawning fish alone!

Current Conditions at Taylor:

Flows have been good on the Taylor and fishing has been great. There are a decent amount of spawning trout, so please be respectful of where you are fishing and crossing the river. Nymphing is producing fish well. Patterns like Juju baetis/bee, soft hackle flies, and midges have been producing well. Be sure to adjust depth accordingly to find feeding fish. Remember that lining fish, plopping indicators, and your bank presence are all things that will make eats much more difficult.

For a good chance at hooking a big fish try dead drifting mayfly patterns. Our guides suggest productive patterns like the Zebra Midge or Money Midge. Be sure and watch your step as the fish are beginning to spawn and eggs can be found throughout the river. Due to the spawning fish, fishing egg patterns can be quite productive.  The fishing is great.  Partly Cloudy skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 6 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 10 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: 22

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Taylor

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Soft Hackle
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Soft Hackle Soft Hackle
Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Disco Midge Disco Midge

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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Broken Clouds
Temperature:  40 F
Temp Max:  45 F
Temp Min:  36 F
Humidity: 48%
Wind: 13 WNW mph
Pressure: 1002
Snow Tuesday 9:00PM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 29 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 89%;  Snow: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 6:00AM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 7 NE mph; Humidity: 82%;  Snow: 0.562 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 9:00AM — 34 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 5 NE mph; Humidity: 77%;  Snow: 1.438 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 12:00PM — 41 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 6 NNE mph; Humidity: 63%;  Snow: 1.312 for next 3 hours.
Rain Wednesday 3:00PM — 46 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 4 WSW mph; Humidity: 54%;  Rain: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 6:00PM — 46 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 17 S mph; Humidity: 49%;  Snow: 0.375 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 9:00PM — 36 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 12 E mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Thursday 6:00AM — 29 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 13 ENE mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Thursday 9:00AM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 42 SE mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clear Thursday 12:00PM — 53 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 53 and 53 .
Wind: 57 SSE mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Thursday 3:00PM — 51 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 49 SSW mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clouds Thursday 6:00PM — 47 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 38 SW mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clouds Thursday 9:00PM — 35 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 8 NW mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 27 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 4 NE mph; Humidity: 75%;