Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014

Colorado Stream Update: "This is the coldest I've ever been, but well worth it!" "This is place beautiful and the fish even more so."

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

We were the only anglers on the entire river, and the fishing was lights out.. I've never seen so many fish stacked up, on public water. Landing several fish with dries on the ITO, Tenkara rod. Upholding my Sucker King Title with an 19 inch sucker fish. The day started out -16 degrees Fahrenheit as we hit the water and end up 23 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the day. Everyone was constituently catching fish, with Nick really rackin up the numbers. There was an incredible hatch in the morning, allowing us to fish dries throughout the day. Everyone had a great time.

The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 19- degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 19- Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 129
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 0 inches

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Almost Black
Size: 26/micro
Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Egg Egg
Color: Pink
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Fly: Soft Hackle Soft Hackle
Color: Blackish
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day

11 Mile Canyon Thursday, Feb 06, 2014 Fishing Trip Photos

-16 F.. Shawn landing fish with dries on the Tenkara. The TROOPERS.. Elk and antelope on the way home. Tunnels through the canyon. Nice rainbow trout. Sucker King. Beautiful brown trout
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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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


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


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


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

Water Flow Graph for 11 Mile Canyon

Current Flow:85cfs  Measured:04/18/2014 20:15

Historic water charts are temporarily unavailable

Weather for 11 Mile Canyon

Current: 39 °F    Clear     Wind: 11 MPH SW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 39 °F
Humidity: 41%
Wind: 11 mph SW
Pressure: 14.88 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 56 °F
Low: 33 °F
Wind: 10 mph SW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 46 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 6 mph SW
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy light rain in area with thunder
High: 46 °F
Low: 29 °F
Wind: 5 mph NE

Archived Fishing Reports for 11 Mile Canyon