Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Overcast Flow: 78
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fishing the canyon is best done on overcast days while the flow is this low.

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

The flow is still pretty low here considering we're in the middle of May so the trout are getting a little spooky on sunny days. When this happens find the deepest holes you can for feeding fish. Otherwise, if you're here on an overcast day, the fishing will be lights out! BWOs are coming off in huge numbers around 1:00pm if you can hit it right. Trail a BWO with a gray RSII and you'll have yourself one heck of a day!

We are catching some larger than average rainbows and lots of smaller browns. Try tiny midge and mayfly imitations and 6x and 7 x tippets. Despite high water along the Front Range, The South Platte has been fishing very well and most of the flows are at manageable and very fishable levels. Look for rising trout in the pools and eddies.  The fishing is great.  Overcast skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 13 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Dark Blue Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Blue Winged Olive
Fly: Sparkle Wing Rs2
Color: Gray
Size: 18
Time: 
Sparkle Wing Rs2 Sparkle Wing Rs2

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Snow Midge
Color: Gray to Charcoal
Dates: Jan 1 – Dec 31
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 24-28
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Stoneflies

Insects: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for 11 Mile Canyon

Current: 48 °F Moderate or heavy snow showers Wind: 12 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Moderate or heavy snow showers

Temperature: 48 °F
Humidity: 46%
Wind: 12 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.84 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 54 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 54 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 56 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Sunny
High: 56 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 5 mph S
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy rain shower<br/> High: 59 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Moderate or heavy rain shower
High: 59 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 5 mph S