Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: No one Around
No one Around

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 24-27 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 73
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Williams Fork-- also known as The Bill by our flat brim hat audience-- is fishing very well right now.

Current Conditions at Williams Fork:

The crowds are close to non-existent and the fishing is excellent. What more can you ask for?! You can catch a dinker here and there on a small parachute adams and you might move a bigger fish on a tan zonker streamer, but the overwhelming majority of trout are being caught on a nymph rig. Brownish/pink and white worm patterns are killing it right now. Trail that with a brown #20 micro mayfly and then a #22 top secret as your bottom fly and you'll be in business. Weight is very important right now. Most of the trout are hugging bottom so add enough weight to your rig to where you're hitting bottom-- it'll lead to more snags but it's a high risk/high reward move

Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout. The fish are feeding mostly on midges during the midday hatch hours. Make sure you are getting a good drag free drift in order to hook fish.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 24-27 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Williams Fork

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Micro Black Midge

Color: Blackish

Size: 24


Recommended Flies for Williams Fork

Fly: Buckskin Worm
Color: Whitish
Size: 14
Buckskin Worm Buckskin Worm
Fly: Micro Mayfly
Color: Brownish
Size: 18
Micro Mayfly Micro Mayfly
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 22
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 


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

Currently: Overcast
Temperature: 30.2 F (-1.0 C)
Feels Like: 30 F (-1 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 70%
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 30.33
UV: 1
cloudy Saturday: Cloudy. High 31F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 18F. Winds light and variable.
partlycloudy Sunday: Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 38F. Winds light and variable.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low near 20F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
snow Monday: Mostly cloudy. Snow showers around in the afternoon. High near 35F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
nt_chancesnow Monday Night: Mainly cloudy with snow showers around before midnight. Low 11F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70%. About one inch of snow expected.
partlycloudy Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 22F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Tuesday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low 2F. Winds light and variable.