Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

Colorado Stream Update: 11 Mile Canyon is looking good right now for the discerning Colorado nymph fisherman. Flows and clarity are prime for some good winter fishing, get out and fish!

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

11 Mile Canyon is a high stick sight nymph fisherman's game. Make sure to bring a fast action 5 weight and 9 foot tapered leaders. Fishing has been best from 10am to 2pm.

The South Platte, primarily Deckers and Cheesman Canyon is your best bet for good winter experience close to Denver.  Make sure you have a quality set of polarized glasses. Guides report that the sight fishing has been fantastic. Red midges have been working well. Blue and black midges are hooking lots of pigs. The public water sections are producing better than average fish and good fly fishing reports.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 59
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 7 inches

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: PM
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: 20
Time: AM

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Egg Egg
Color: Pinkish Yellow
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: Biot Midge Biot Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 22
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late December

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

Weather for 11 Mile Canyon

Current: 19 °F    Light snow    Wind: 4 MPH NW
Current Condtions

Light snow
Temperature: 19 °F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 4 mph NW
Pressure: 14.74 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy light snow
High: 28 °F
Low: 11 °F
Wind: 7 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 34 °F
Low: 17 °F
Wind: 7 mph W
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 37 °F
Low: 21 °F
Wind: 8 mph W

Archived Fishing Reports for 11 Mile Canyon