Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 24-27 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 67
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Spring is near, fish are still slow but they are moving out of winter lies

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

The clear blue skies fooled us, it is still very cold in the canyon. Fish are feeding, and even grabbing small midges BWOs off the surface and slightly below. However, the trout in 11-mille are still trying to shake off winter and are feeding lethargically. Disco midges, Dorsey's top secret, and white and cream midges provided some consistency. For the angler looking for rising fish, opportunities will present themselves. Try small adams, and midge patterns. Trailing a larger dry fly with a RS2 or other emerger pattern may trigger a strike as well.

It is still cold outside but the river is flowing well and we are catching good numbers of fish. The fly fishing is on! Try smaller midge and mayfly patterns.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 24-27 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz
Length: 20 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: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 22

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Jujubee Midge
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Jujubee Midge Jujubee Midge

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 


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