11 mile canyon
Report: CASE 3 11 Mile CanyonFishing Report | Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group

 

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Feb 6, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: "This is just absolutely incredible. What a perfect day to be on the river and enjoying the outdoors."

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

Of all the tailwaters and rivers we have fished this winter, 11 Mile Canyon has to be in the top 3, hands down. While we did not hit any fish of very large size, the number and health of these fish was impressive. They averaged about 12-16 inches, with a few pushing 18. The fish looked healthy as could be which would suggest limited pressure during the winter months. It was the nicest day it had been in weeks (50s) and still there were only a hand full of cars, besides our group, which took up an entire parking lot. We could not have asked for a better day in February in the notoriously cold 11 Mile Canyon. Throughout the day, we had a number of risers coming up, which a few of us took advantage of and started hitting fish on the surface. Whether we were fishing top water or nymphing deep, small midges were the name of the game. Browns, rainbows, cut bows and the legendary sucker. Remember to bring a couple bucks cash or check as there is a fee to enter the park at 11 Mile Canyon.

The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.



Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 51
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 0 inches

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Midge Micro Black Midge Larva Illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger Illustration Micro Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Black Midge
Color: 
Size: 24
Time: All Day
Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: 
Size: 22
Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Color: 
Size: 20
Time: PM
Fly: Adult Midge Adult Midge
Color: 
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: 
Size: 20
Time: All Day

11 Mile Canyon Friday, Feb 06, 2015 Fishing Trip Photos

Rainbow trout. Brown trout. Sucker. 11 Mile Canyon. The Flyfisher Guide Service. Colorado Trout Fisher.
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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Caddisflies

American Grannom Bright Green to Greenish Brown Mar 1 -
May 15
Early Morning & Afternoon 10-14 NA
American Grannom Larva illustration American Grannom Emerger illustration American Grannom Adult illustration
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Dark Brown to Yellow Mar 1 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Adult illustration

Mayflies

Blue Winged Olive Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Clouds & warmest part of day 16-18 Evening
Blue Winged Olive Nymph illustration Blue Winged Olive Emerger illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult illustration
Western Black Quill Purplish Black to Grayish Brown Apr 1 -
Jun 30
Mid Morning 14-12 Evening
Western Black Quill Nymph illustration Western Black Quill Emerger illustration Western Black Quill Adult illustration

Midges

Black Midge Blackish to Black Apr 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 18-20 2-3 Hours
Black Midge Larva illustration Black Midge Emerger illustration Black Midge Adult illustration
Chocolate Brown Midge Brown to Chocolate Feb 15 -
Dec 15
All Day 20-22 2-3 Hours
Chocolate Brown Midge Larva illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult illustration
Micro Black Midge Blackish to Black Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Morning 22-26 2-3 Hours
Micro Black Midge Larva illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger illustration Micro Black Midge Adult illustration
Snow Midge Gray to Charcoal Jan 1 -
Dec 31
Warmest part of day 24-28 2-3 Hours
Snow Midge Larva illustration Snow Midge Emerger illustration Snow Midge Adult illustration

Stoneflies

Micro Black Dark Brown to Black Jan 1 -
May 15
38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day 18-22 NA
Micro Black Nymph illustration Micro Black Adult illustration
Skwala Stone Dark Brown to Yellow Olive Mar 1 -
May 15
38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage. 6-12
Skwala Stone Nymph illustration Skwala Stone Adult illustration
Winter Black Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown Apr 1 -
Aug 15
Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds 18-22 NA
Winter Black Nymph illustration Winter Black Adult illustration


Weather for 11 Mile Canyon

Current: 31 °F    Mist    Wind: 12 MPH ENE
Current Condtions

Mist
Temperature: 31 °F
Humidity: 98%
Wind: 12 mph ENE
Pressure: 14.82 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Monday's Forecast
weather forecastModerate or heavy snow in area with thunder
High: 41 °F
Low: 30 °F
Wind: 7 mph NE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 49 °F
Low: 35 °F
Wind: 4 mph SSE
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 59 °F
Low: 39 °F
Wind: 5 mph W

Archived Fishing Reports for 11 Mile Canyon