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 fish are feeding mostly on midges during the midday hatch hours. Make sure you are getting a good drag free drift in order to hook fish. Try nymph fishing with different styles and sizes of midge patterns. Try a tandem nymph rig. Use three different midge patters. Try a black Zebra Midge (size 20-24) or a Money Midge (size 20-24). The fish are pooled up right now. Look for fish holding in the slowest and deepest runs and holes in the river. Fly fishing reports are good. The fish are eating midges and we are even seeing the occasional rise to an adult midge.  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 February

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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Midges

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
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


Weather for 11 Mile Canyon

Current: 18 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 6 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 18 °F
Humidity: 73%
Wind: 6 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.58 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%

Friday's Forecast
weather forecastOvercast
High: 23 °F
Low: 10 °F
Wind: 8 mph SW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 28 °F
Low: 17 °F
Wind: 9 mph S
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 32 °F
Low: 22 °F
Wind: 12 mph SW

Archived Fishing Reports for 11 Mile Canyon