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:  Mid 40’s on the upper, upper 40’s near confluence

Hatches: Midges, blue-winged olives, and caddis

14 Day Forecast: Look for sporadic hatches of midges and blue-winged olives. The best fishing is between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Look for trout to be holding in the slow, deep runs and pools where they can obtain the largest quantity of food, while expending the least amount energy. Stay away from fast riffles and runs as these areas tend to have fewer fish.

Tips and Other Information:  Flows were bumped twice in the past week. Anglers can expect to see hatches of blue winged olives and caddis right now.  Its hard to go wrong with a San Juan Worm, trailed by a Buckskin and  Mercury Pheasant Tail right now. The mosquitoes are getting bad so make sure you take plenty of Deep Woods Off! Williams Fork Reservoir is 965 percent full, so look for Denver Water to matching incoming flows once the reservoir fills.

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.