Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 490
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: Flows are starting to come down

Current Conditions at Williams Fork:

The Willy's fork is flowing around 490 CFS. These conditions are still higher than ideal but fishing has began to pick up slightly. Fish are still being found in soft seams and current breaks, most of which are right on the bank. So start fishing close to your feet before wading out. A good nymph rig is going to be the best bet for success right now. Good fly choices include; princes, worms, girdles, 20-inchers, and larger caddis offerings are all good places to start. Two-bits, RS2's and JuJu's are finding fish as well. The most important factor when fishing during periods of high water is depth. Be sure your rig has enough weight to get those flies down to the right feeding area.

Work the banks methodically with a grasshopper pattern and be sure to use a dropper for fish sitting on the bottom. Fish will be holding in the deep holes in the morning and evening but look for them feeding in the riffles throughout the day.  The fishing is fair.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Williams Fork

None

Recommended Flies for Williams Fork

Fly: Hotwire Prince
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Hotwire Prince Hotwire Prince
Fly: Buckskin Caddis
Color: Cream
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Buckskin Caddis Buckskin Caddis
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Olive
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker

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

Thunderstorm
Currently: Thunderstorm
Temperature:  58 F
Temp Max:  73 F
Temp Min:  49 F
Humidity: 38%
Wind: 49 SSE mph
Pressure: 1024
Rain Saturday 9:00PM — 45 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 45 and 59 .
Wind: 6 WSW mph; Humidity: 56%;  Rain: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clear Sunday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 45 .
Wind: 4 SE mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 64 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 5 NE mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 81 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 81 and 81 .
Wind: 8 NE mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Sunday 3:00PM — 72 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 72 and 72 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00PM — 76 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 76 and 76 .
Wind: 2 ESE mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Sunday 9:00PM — 58 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 8 ENE mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 5 ENE mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 63 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 6 NE mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 83 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 83 and 83 .
Wind: 6 NNE mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 73 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 73 and 73 .
Wind: 32 SSW mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 76 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 76 and 76 .
Wind: 6 SSE mph; Humidity: 28%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 61 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 12 ESE mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 3 E mph; Humidity: 83%;