Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Apr 24, 2020

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 73
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: 11 Mile is on fire!

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

11 Mile is heating up. This is always a great spot during the spring months. However, this stretch is getting crowded as well. I would stay away on the weekends and focus on fishing during the week. Nypming the name of the game right now while using small bugs. I would recommend 4x and 5x through the canyon because of the crystal clear water and lower flows. Beatis patterns will do the trick this time of year. Please look out for spawning fish and do not bother them.

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: 1 lbs 9 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male Cutbow Male

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

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Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

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Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Parachute Hares Ear
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Parachute Hares Ear Parachute Hares Ear
Fly: Juju Baetis
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Juju Baetis Juju Baetis
Fly: Wd 40
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Wd 40 Wd 40

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early 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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Broken Clouds
Temperature:  30 F
Temp Max:  41 F
Temp Min:  18 F
Humidity: 21%
Wind: 41 WNW mph
Pressure: 1011
Clouds Monday 5:00PM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 14 and 23 .
Wind: 36 WNW mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clear Monday 8:00PM — 10 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 3 and 10 .
Wind: 19 WNW mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM —
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between -0 and 4 .
Wind: 20 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between -1 and 1 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — -3 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between -3 and -3 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — -0 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -0 and -0 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 12 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 40 N mph; Humidity: 61%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 12 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 37 NNE mph; Humidity: 79%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 13 ENE mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 0 and 0 .
Wind: 4 NE mph; Humidity: 99%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — -4 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -4 and -4 .
Wind: 12 W mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — -8 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -8 and -8 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — -9 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -9 and -9 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — -2 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -2 and -2 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 27 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00PM — 26 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM — 14 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 8 and 8 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 7 and 7 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 81%;