Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Mar 20, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 64
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: 11 Mile Canyon is crowded, as it tends to be, but the fishing is excellent with the current early Spring weather.

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

The Blue Wing Olive insect is fully in play right now at 11 Mile Canyon. Pheasant Tails and Hare's Ears are working great at imitating BWO nymphs, while Mercury RSIIs are absolutely killing it at imitating the emerging life-cycle of the insect. By 1:00pm, fish are rising to BWO adults along slow seams and soft pocket water. These trout are spread out all throughout the river so do a little bit of walking to find a little elbow room from your fellow anglers and you're sure to get into some trout!

The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 3 lbs 7 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 24

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brownish
Size: 20
Time: 
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail
Fly: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Blue Winged Olive

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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 

Stoneflies

Insects: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for 11 Mile Canyon

Current: 48 °F Moderate or heavy snow showers Wind: 12 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Moderate or heavy snow showers

Temperature: 48 °F
Humidity: 46%
Wind: 12 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.84 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 54 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 54 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 56 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Sunny
High: 56 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 5 mph S
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy rain shower<br/> High: 59 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Moderate or heavy rain shower
High: 59 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 5 mph S