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

14 Day Forecast: Look for reliable hatches of midges, PMD’s, Blue Winged Olives, Tricos, and Red Quills

Tips and Other Information:  Flows are really low on the Willies Fork.  Currently anglers are catching a few small browns and the occasional medium-sized rainbow.  Anglers should prepare themselves for hatches of midges, blue winged olives, red quills, and Tricos.  It’s hard to go wrong with a San Juan Worm, trailed by a size 18 Buckskin, Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, or Sparkle Wing RS 2 right now.

Effective Patterns:  #14-16 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, #20-22 Parachute Adams, #24 Stalcup’s CDC Biot Trico Comparadun, #16 Elk Hair Caddis, and #16 AK’s Red Quill.