Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Jan 13, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 77
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: 11 Mile Canyon continues to produce great winter fly fishing days through the early part of 2017

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

It's pretty darn cold here in Lake George but the fish are still willing to take your offering with a good drift. 6x tippet is the most effective right now-- 5x will work as well but you'll notice a drop off in takes on the larger tippet. When imitating natural patterns do not use anything larger than size 20 with your patterns. A good attractor lead fly, such as brown SJ Worms and peach Eggs are working well as under water strike indicators, but then trail that with two small patterns. Mercury Black Beauties, Chocolate WD-40s, and Ju Ju Midges are working great as trailing patterns of your lead fly. Most feeding fish here are in deeper pools but before you make your first cast, observe for feeding fish close to the bank. Our guides have had a lot of success fishing close to the bank, so as always, observe the river before making any casts as you'll find trout here in unlikely spots.

Use a bright colored but small San Juan worm in red or pink to help you see where your flies are drifting. The fish are eating midges and we are even seeing the occasional rise to an adult midge. To imitate a midge cluster try using a Griffith’s Gnat (size 18-24).  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 4 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 26/micro


Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Jujubee Midge
Color: Gray
Size: 22
Jujubee Midge Jujubee Midge
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Chocolate
Size: 24
Wd 40 Wd 40

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 


Insects: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Weather for 11 Mile Canyon

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


Temperature: 32 °F
Humidity: 24%
Wind: 8 mph WNW
Pressure: 14.65 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 35 °F  <br/>Low: 20 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph WNW
High: 35 °F
Low: 20 °F
Wind: 10 mph WNW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Thundery outbreaks possible<br/> High: 32 °F  <br/>Low: 11 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph W
Thundery outbreaks possible
High: 32 °F
Low: 11 °F
Wind: 9 mph W
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 28 °F  <br/>Low: 12 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph WSW
High: 28 °F
Low: 12 °F
Wind: 6 mph WSW