Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 78
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Blue Wing Olives continue to pop here at 11 Mile Canyon

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

flows are rising all along the Front Range but here in Eleven Mile Canyon we're still at a stable 80 cfs and the trout continue to feed on mayfly patterns. Soft hackle pheasant tails, RSIIs, and blue wing olive adult patterns all are bringing trout to net. It's a great time to hit the canyon!

Look for rising trout in the pools and eddies.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Fly: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Blue Winged Olive
Fly: Sparkle Wing Rs2
Color: Charcoal
Size: 20
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: 36 °F Clear Wind: 6 MPH SE
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 36 °F
Humidity: 41%
Wind: 6 mph SE
Pressure: 14.87 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light rain shower<br/> High: 55 °F  <br/>Low: 37 °F <br/> Wind: 13 mph ENE
Light rain shower
High: 55 °F
Low: 37 °F
Wind: 13 mph ENE
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light rain shower<br/> High: 49 °F  <br/>Low: 34 °F <br/> Wind: 13 mph NNE
Light rain shower
High: 49 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 13 mph NNE
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 58 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph W
Sunny
High: 58 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 9 mph W