Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Clear Flow: 139
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Dry flies continue to produce at an unprecedented rate here in 11 Mile Canyon

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

The upper section of 11 Mile Canyon receives a ton of pressure throughout the year, and rightfully so with it's large trout, but the lower section of the canyon is fishing extremely well right now. Elk Hair Caddis and PMD dun imitations have been absolutely on fire through the lower sections of the canyon. Don't fish anything bigger than 5x and make sure and bring dry shake floatant with you as you want your dries to ride high in the surface film.

Summertime means lots of bugs on the water. Come prepared with a fly box full of midges, mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies. The Platte is a bug factory this summer. Caddis has been the primary hatch. The caddis hatch has been on fire, the last thirty minutes before dark have been lights out.  The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 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: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

Color: Cream

Size: 18

Time:

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Western Dark Sedge

Color: Tannish Olive

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Lawson's E-Z Caddis
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Lawson's E-Z Caddis Lawson's E-Z Caddis
Fly: Parachute PMD
Color: Cream
Size: 20
Time: 
Parachute PMD Parachute PMD
Fly: Elk Hair Caddis
Color: Light Olive Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Elk Hair Caddis Elk Hair Caddis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late August

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: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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: 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: 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: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
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: 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: Pink Pale Morning Dun
Color: Pink to Orangish to Rusty Red
Dates: Aug 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Daytime
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Early Morning
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 
Insects: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
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: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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 
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Flying Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: Aug 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Afternoon
Size: 14-18
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: 45 °F Sunny Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Sunny

Temperature: 45 °F
Humidity: 66%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 15.00 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 66 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 66 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 7 mph SSE
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Thundery outbreaks in nearby<br/> High: 65 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph NNW
Thundery outbreaks in nearby
High: 65 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 7 mph NNW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 68 °F  <br/>Low: 43 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph WNW
Sunny
High: 68 °F
Low: 43 °F
Wind: 6 mph WNW