Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 500
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: Flows remain high

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

11 Mile Canyon, along with most of the South Platte drainage is flowing high and fast. These kind of conditions make fishing somewhat challenging, however the fish are still feeding. Expect fish to pushed out of the major current, holding in soft seems and breaks. A good nymph rig fished at the appropriate depth is going to find the most eats. Caddis larvas, and worms have moved some decent fish. Trail a more selective pattern off the back such as an RS2 or top secret midge. Depth is crucial when fishing high water so be sure to adjust your weights and indicator accordingly.

A good nympher will catch the majority of the fish but lots of opportunity presents itself for dry fly fishing opportunities. Small mayflies and midges have been hooking most of the fish.  The fishing is fair.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male Cutbow Male

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Olive

Size: 18

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Black

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Buckskin Caddis
Color: Cream
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Buckskin Caddis Buckskin Caddis
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Black
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
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: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
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 
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
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

Rain
Currently: Moderate Rain
Temperature:  60 F
Temp Max:  67 F
Temp Min:  52 F
Humidity: 58%
Wind: 25 SW mph
Pressure: 1037
Rain Saturday 9:00PM — 53 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 53 and 53 .
Wind: 6 ENE mph; Humidity: 90%;  Rain: 0.688 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 48 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 11 W mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 63 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 11 W mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 74 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 74 and 74 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clear Sunday 3:00PM — 76 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 76 and 76 .
Wind: 14 ENE mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00PM — 69 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 69 and 69 .
Wind: 21 SE mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 55 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 8 E mph; Humidity: 83%;  Rain: 4.188 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 47 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 95%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 58 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Rain Monday 12:00PM — 69 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 69 and 69 .
Wind: 8 SSW mph; Humidity: 43%;  Rain: 1.188 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 3:00PM — 72 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 72 and 72 .
Wind: 22 E mph; Humidity: 42%;  Rain: 0.812 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00PM — 52 
Expect heavy intensity rain with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 11 SE mph; Humidity: 83%;  Rain: 13.313 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 9:00PM — 52 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 7 S mph; Humidity: 87%;  Rain: 1.812 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 47 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 10 W mph; Humidity: 88%;