Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 80
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fun day in the canyon

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

Lower flows are still present in the canyon. As runoff begins expect these flows to increase in the near future as Eleven Mile Reservoir fills. With less water, presentation as well as approach are more important. Try fishing a yarn indicator if possible to help with being more stealth. As well as sizing flies down due to the trout having longer to look at them. Some fish can be found in the more shallow water in the mid day and are more willing to eat. Midges and baetis are your best bet. Some rising fish can be found eating midge clusters, a Griffith Gnat simulates this well. As for underneath, patterns like JuJu baetis are fooling fish often.

Fly fishing reports have been fair to good. Make sure you are using a heavily weighted nymph rig in order to catch fish in the faster current. Look for rising trout in the pools and eddies.  The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 44-47 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 12 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Micro Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Red
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis
Fly: Griffith's Gnat
Color: Charcoal
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Griffith's Gnat Griffith's Gnat
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Black Beauty Black Beauty

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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  35 F
Temp Max:  42 F
Temp Min:  29 F
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 13 NNW mph
Pressure: 1004
Snow Tuesday 9:00PM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 30 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 75%;  Snow: 0.188 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 26 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 27 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clear Wednesday 9:00AM — 36 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 19 SW mph; Humidity: 61%; 
Snow Wednesday 12:00PM — 46 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 34 SW mph; Humidity: 38%;  Snow: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 3:00PM — 48 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 39 SSW mph; Humidity: 38%;  Snow: 0.062 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 6:00PM — 46 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 36 SSW mph; Humidity: 45%;  Snow: 0.188 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 9:00PM — 35 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 14 SE mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clouds Thursday 6:00AM — 30 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 12 E mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clouds Thursday 9:00AM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 23 ESE mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Clouds Thursday 12:00PM — 46 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 37 SE mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Rain Thursday 3:00PM — 45 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 44 SSE mph; Humidity: 59%;  Rain: 1.188 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 6:00PM — 43 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 39 SSW mph; Humidity: 65%;  Rain: 2.624 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 9:00PM — 35 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 33 SW mph; Humidity: 61%;  Rain: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 28 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 73%;