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Williams Fork River


After spending the better part of the last several months at 17cfs, flows on the Williams Fork finally increased and while on a percentage basis the change was fairly apparent, the outright increase was underwhelming and flows remain well below productive levels. That being said, the recent bump could be a signal that Denver Water is planning to gradually increase flows in the coming days and weeks so you’ll want to keep an eye on things as productivity would inevitably improve if this were the case. For now, trout remain skittish and are feeding selectively so come prepared to be at the top of your game. Rain over the next few days will make for tricky fishing, but you can expect trout to feed more aggressively in the hours leading up to and immediately following storm activity. Trout are stacking up in the deep and slow water most of the day. Do your best to sight fish as this will make all the difference. Nymphing with small midge, baetis and caddis larva imitations will do most of the heavy lifting. However, a dry dropper will arguably produce equally consistent results as it will be more stealthy and spook fewer fish. Take your time picking apart the water making sure to adjust depth frequently. Midges and BWOs remain the primary hatches, but we’re seeing a growing number of caddis. With this in mind, come prepared to fish some dry flies as trout have been highly motivated to feed on surface flies as of late.

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