Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 95
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: 11-mile is giving up some good days on the water

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

11-mile canyon is flowing around 95 CFS and these conditions have been providing some great fishing. Light nymph-rigs with a good point fly trailed with a more selective offering have been finding the most eats. Patterns like soft hackle PT's, small princes, Two-bits, worms, and scuds are all ideal lead flies. JuJu's, Slim-shady's, split back emergers and RS2's should be close as well. There has been hatches of Tricos, Caddis, and few PMD's so be sure to come prepared. Expect fish to move into riffles and runs as the day warms up.

We are seeing some of the best fish of the year get hooked right now. Make sure you have a quality set of polarized glasses.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 3 lbs 6 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 10 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male Cutbow Male

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Trico

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Buckskin Caddis
Color: Cream
Size: 20
Time: 
Buckskin Caddis Buckskin Caddis
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

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: 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: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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 

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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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: 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

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  68 F
Temp Max:  75 F
Temp Min:  61 F
Humidity: 20%
Wind: 34 SE mph
Pressure: 1020
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 63 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 61 and 63 .
Wind: 13 W mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 44 and 46 .
Wind: 7 SSW mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 39 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 39 and 39 .
Wind: 11 W mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 49 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 13 W mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 59 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 13 WSW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 64 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 14 WSW mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 61 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 7 SSW mph; Humidity: 28%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 46 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 7 NNE mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 39 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 39 and 39 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 50 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 61 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 22%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 67 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 67 and 67 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 62 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 62 and 62 .
Wind: 17 NW mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 8 NNW mph; Humidity: 36%;