Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 24-27 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 54
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: 11 Mile Canyon is fishing great in the new year!

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

The water is low and crystal clear, which can make for more technical fishing, but this fishery continues to produce like few others around the state. With the recent cold snap we haven't seen much hatching but on warmer days you'll see midges hatch and possibly even blue wing olives. The streamer game has had little success these past few cold days so our best success has come from nymphing. Classic patterns like black beauties, miracle midges, and RSIIs are working but the key is to fish all those patterns with glass mercury beads on them. 11 Mile Canyon will remain a top winter option these next few months so keep it at the top of your list.

Tiny tippets and small midge and mayfly patterns are hooking the most fish. Try nymph fishing with different styles and sizes of midge patterns. Make sure bring a quality pair of glasses to cut the glare from the snow and sun.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 24-27 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male Cutbow Male

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon


Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Egg
Color: Rose Pink
Size: 18
Egg Egg
Fly: Sparkle Wing Rs2
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Sparkle Wing Rs2 Sparkle Wing Rs2
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Black Beauty Black Beauty

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 


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 

Current Conditions

Currently: Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 36.7 F (2.6 C)
Feels Like: 25 F (-4 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 35%
Wind: From the NW at 27.1 MPH Gusting to 30.0 MPH
Pressure: 30.19
UV: 2.0
partlycloudy Saturday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 38F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low around 25F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
partlycloudy Sunday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 46F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: A few clouds. Low 27F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
snow Monday: Sunny in the morning then increasing clouds with periods of snow showers later in the day. High 41F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
nt_snow Monday Night: Occasional snow showers. Low 14F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
snow Tuesday: Snow showers early. Peeks of sunshine later. High 24F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
nt_partlycloudy Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low near 10F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.