Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Williams Fork River

The Williams Fork is one of the prettiest places on the planet.  This stretch is proof that trout don’t live in ugly places.

Current Conditions

Clarity: Excellent

Water Temperature:  Upper 40’s

Hatches: Midges

14 Day Forecast: Look for low flows and technical fishing. The Willies Fork is getting extremely low now…

Tips and Other Information:  The Williams Fork is fishing  fair ( at best) right now with the recent drop in flows.  Anglers can expect to see hatches of sporadic midges with the heaviest emergences occurring in the afternoon.  It’s hard to go wrong with a San Juan Worm or egg pattern trailed by a #18 Buckskin and a #22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, or Black Beauty this time of year.  Anglers are still catching a few spawn-run brown trout that are entering from the Colorado River. The biggest catch has been resident trout in the 10-14 inch range, however.

Effective Patterns:  #14 San Juan Worm, #18-20 Buckskin, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20-22  Sparkle Wing RS 2, #20-22 Jujabaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #18- 20 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail,  #20-22  Sparkle Dun, #16 AK’s Red Quill, and size 24 Parachute Adams.

Notes:  There are several moose in the area so keep your wits about you at all times! These animals are dangerous and unpredictable so keep an eye out for them!