Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Colorado Stream Update: As the day warms watch for insect activity to pick up.

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

We've had relatively warm weather the past couple of days and as a result we've seen much more of a midge and trico hatch than the past few weeks. Best advice is to lead with a black zebra midge and then trail with two midge emergers and then fish riffles and tailouts. The takes will continue to be subtle so set the hook on any little nudge in your indicator.

No need to be on the water early, wait for the sun to come up in order to warm up the water temperature. Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout. The fish are feeding mostly on midges during the midday hatch hours.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 67
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 10 inches

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Midge Chocolate Brown Midge Larva Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 22

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Blackish Brown
Size: 22
Fly: Sprout Trico Sprout Trico
Color: Charcoal
Size: 22
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 22

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early February

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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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

Weather for 11 Mile Canyon

Current: 32 °F    Clear     Wind: 8 MPH WNW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 32 °F
Humidity: 22%
Wind: 8 mph WNW
Pressure: 14.95 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 47 °F
Low: 25 °F
Wind: 13 mph WNW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 45 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 10 mph WNW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 45 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 9 mph W

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