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 spawn is here! Large rainbow trout are being sighted and caught every day. The South Platte is fishing good top to bottom. Target Spinney Mountain Ranch between Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain Reservoirs for monster trophy rainbows! The fishing is great but the crowds close to Denver are thick! Flows have been stable and nymph fishing with small midges and mayflies is the name of the game.  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 March

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
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 

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 

Midges

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: 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 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for 11 Mile Canyon

Current: 28 °F Light snow Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Light snow

Temperature: 28 °F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.78 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow showers<br/> High: 46 °F  <br/>Low: 21 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph SSE
Moderate or heavy snow showers
High: 46 °F
Low: 21 °F
Wind: 4 mph SSE
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 48 °F  <br/>Low: 23 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 48 °F
Low: 23 °F
Wind: 6 mph SSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Freezing fog<br/> High: 46 °F  <br/>Low: 24 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SE
Freezing fog
High: 46 °F
Low: 24 °F
Wind: 6 mph SE