Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Jul 19, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 550
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Flows remain up, fishing has been picking up

Current Conditions at Taylor:

The Taylor is still sitting between 550-600 CFS but the fish have been cooperating a little more lately. Summer has started to settle and it is fair to say flows should drop relatively soon. A solid nymph rig continues to prove most successful. It is also important to survey soft water near the bank and other odd seems. Remember that this is a technical fishery, even though fast water will help hide some ugly drifts, presentation is everything. Mysis are always on the menu, as well as midges in black, off-white and brown. Small PT's, juju's and other small mayfly/baetis patterns are ideal as well.

The weather outside is absolutely beautiful, time to get out of your waders and into your wet wading sandals! A good nymph rig is going to fool most of the fish.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Taylor

None

Recommended Flies for Taylor

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pale Cream
Size: 16
Time: AM
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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: 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: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
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: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 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 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
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 
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
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

Rain
Currently: Light Rain
Temperature:  65 F
Temp Max:  72 F
Temp Min:  59 F
Humidity: 52%
Wind: 29 NE mph
Pressure: 1027
Clear Saturday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 50 and 52 .
Wind: 4 NE mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Sunday 6:00AM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 42 .
Wind: 4 NNW mph; Humidity: 88%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 61 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 5 E mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 77 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 77 and 77 .
Wind: 10 SSE mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clear Sunday 3:00PM — 83 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 83 and 83 .
Wind: 16 S mph; Humidity: 11%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00PM — 83 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 83 and 83 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 11%; 
Clouds Sunday 9:00PM — 59 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 8 N mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 48 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 8 NE mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 63 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 7 ENE mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Monday 12:00PM — 78 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 78 and 78 .
Wind: 4 ENE mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clear Monday 3:00PM — 81 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 81 and 81 .
Wind: 28 NNW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clear Monday 6:00PM — 81 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 81 and 81 .
Wind: 19 N mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 65 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 36 ESE mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 6 NNE mph; Humidity: 89%;