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

14 Day Forecast:Look for sporadic hatches of midges.

Tips and Other Information:Flows are low right now on the Williams Fork, but adequate for decent fishing with the recent stream restoration project that created some deeper runs and pools for the trout to hold. Anglers should prepare themselves for sporadic hatches of midges and look for the occasional fish eating adults in the slower runs. Look for blue-winged olives in the afternoon between 1 and 3 p.m. It’s hard to go wrong with a Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, Sparkle Wing RS 2,or a Buckskin trailed off an egg pattern or San Juan Worm right now. A size 20 Sparkle Dun is the perfect imposter for fooling the fish eating the “olives” in the slower pools and tailouts.

Effective Patterns: #20-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #20-22 Jujubaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #18-20 Buckskin, #20-22 Medallion Midge, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #20-22 Top Secret Midge, #22-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #20-24 Griffith Gnat, #22-24 Matt’s Midge, #20 Sparkle Dun, #22-26 Parachute Adams.