Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014

Colorado Stream Update: n/a

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:


Crowds have been light in the canyon and fishing is good despite very clear and low water levels. Focus your nymphing with smaller BWO and midge patterns, like RS2's, Ju Ju Baetis and Micro Mays. Fish are still willing to eat on the surface so bring some small BWO dries on your next visit.  Make sure you have a quality set of polarized glasses. Guides report that the sight fishing has been fantastic. Blue and black midges are hooking lots of pigs. Now is the time to find a true trophy fish. The water on is gin clear and we have been hooking some really nice specimens. The public water sections are producing better than average fish and good fly fishing reports. Winter is around the corner and the crowds on the South Platte should be dying down a bit.  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Overcast Flow: 57
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Cutbow Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 4 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: Gray
Size: 20

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Fly: Micro Mayfly Micro Mayfly
Color: Olive
Size: 18

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late October

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
© The Flyfisher Group


October Caddis Orange Tan to Grayish Black Sep 1 -
Oct 30
Shallows, Afternoon & Evening 8-10 NA
October Caddis Larva illustration October Caddis Emerger illustration October Caddis 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
Gray Drake Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Late Morning 14-16 Evening
Gray Drake Nymph illustration Gray Drake Emerger illustration Gray Drake Adult illustration
Mahogany Dun Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown Sep 1 -
Oct 31
Early Afternoon 16-18 Late Evening
Mahogany Dun Nymph illustration Mahogany Dun Emerger illustration Mahogany Dun Adult illustration
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Clouds & warmest part of day 22-26 Evening
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Nymph illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Emerger illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) 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


September Stone Reddish Brown with Orange belly Aug 15 -
Oct 31
Early Afternoon to Evening 4-10 NA
September Stone Nymph illustration September Stone Adult illustration


Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
Black Ant  illustration
Cricket Brownish Olive to Black Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Twilight & Dusk 8-16 NA
Cricket  illustration
Grasshopper Green to Brownish Tan May 15 -
Nov 15
All Day 2-14 NA
Grasshopper  illustration Grasshopper  illustration

Weather for 11 Mile Canyon

Current: 51 °F    Patchy sleet nearby    Wind: 7 MPH W
Current Condtions

Patchy sleet nearby
Temperature: 51 °F
Humidity: 70%
Wind: 7 mph W
Pressure: 14.69 psi
Cloud Cover: 47%

Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 60 °F
Low: 39 °F
Wind: 7 mph SW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 59 °F
Low: 39 °F
Wind: 9 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 63 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 6 mph WSW

Archived Fishing Reports for 11 Mile Canyon