Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 128
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: BWOs are the name of the game in the Canyon right now so use PTs, Ju Ju Baetis, and small adults.

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

The water is crystal clear and the summer months have come and gone, with plenty of angler pressure as well-- so these trout are definitely in a skittish mood. Use long 9 foot leaders on 6x tippet and work up river so as not to spook feeding fish. The upper section of the river, close to the dam, has been fishing the best recently.

Red midges have been working well. The water on is gin clear and we have been hooking some really nice specimens. Winter is around the corner and the crowds on the South Platte should be dying down a bit.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Pink Pale Morning Dun

Color: Pale Yellow

Size: 22

Time:

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Sister Sedge

Color: Dark Olive

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Caddis Pupa
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Caddis Pupa Caddis Pupa
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 22
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 16
Time: 
Gold Ribber Hare's Ear Gold Ribber Hare's Ear

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
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: 55 °F Sunny skies Wind: 7 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Sunny skies

Temperature: 55 °F
Humidity: 30%
Wind: 7 mph SSW
Pressure: 15.10 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny skies<br/> High: 70 °F  <br/>Low: 41 °F <br/> Wind: 12 mph SW
Sunny skies
High: 70 °F
Low: 41 °F
Wind: 12 mph SW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Cloudy skies<br/> High: 64 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph N
Cloudy skies
High: 64 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 6 mph N
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny skies<br/> High: 65 °F  <br/>Low: 41 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph NW
Sunny skies
High: 65 °F
Low: 41 °F
Wind: 5 mph NW