South Platte River
Elevenmile Canyon

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  1. PMD  

  2. Trico Emerger  

  3. San Juan Worm  

  4. Pheasant Tail  

  5. Leech  

  6. Parachute Adams  

  7. Elk Hair Caddis  

  8. Juju Baetis  

  9. Baetis Nymph  

  10. Supa Pupa  

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Aug 20 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Excellent

14 Day Forecast: Look for hatches of midges, caddis, yellow sallies, PMDs, and Tricos. Flows are back to their normal historic levels which is great news!

Tips and Other Information: Flows are perfect in Eleven Mile Canyon and fishing has been good. Anglers should prepare themselves for hatches of midges, blue-winged olives, caddis, yellow sallies, and Tricos. An attractor (stonefly, San Juan Worms, scuds, leech, etc.) trailed by a size 18-20 Barr Emerger, Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, Juju Baetis, Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, or Mitchells Split Case is a good bet right now. Look for good flows and reliable fishing for weeks to come. Eleven Mile Reservoir is completely full (102%) which is good news for the remainder of the summer season.

Effective Patterns: #22 Stalcups Baetis, #14-16 San Juan Worm, #14-16 UV Scud, #16-18 red Copper John, #20-22 Juju Baetis, #20-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #18-20 Mercury Pheasant Tail, #20-24 RS 2, #18-20 Buckskin, #18 Mitchells Split Case PMD, #18 Barrs Emerger (PMD) #16 Barrs Graphic Caddis, #16 Mercers Swing Caddis, #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis, #16 Yellow Sally #16 Stimulator, #18-20 Sparkle Dun, and #20-22 Parachute Adams.

This report was written by The Blue Quill Angler: http://www.bluequillangler.com
303-674-4700

Aug 19 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Day by day, flows through Eleven Mile Canyon continue to drop. Currently sitting at 128 cfs, flows are on par with historical averages. At this level, trout are spread out and anglers can cover a lot of river. The morning trico hatch has been consistent and is a great way to start your day. Between 8:30 am and 11 am, target slow and wide runs for the best dry fly action. A single Parachute Trico or any other trico dry fly pattern in size 20 22 will work well. As the hatch starts to die down around 10:30 am, a trico spinner will pick up trout sipping on the surface. Once the hatch concludes, nymphing has been the most productive strategy. Focus on the deep pools, runs and riffles with a double or triple nymph rig. A double baetis rig will work well, but if youre not seeing results, tie on a caddis larva or stonefly as your lead fly. RS2s, JuJu PMDs, JuJu Baetis, Barrs Emergers, Shotglass Baetis and Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers are all must haves right now.

Ideal Days to Fish: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20 - 22), Pheasant Tail (#20 - 22), JuJu Baetis (#20 - 22), JuJu PMD (#20 - 22), Barr's Emerger (#20 - 22), Black Beauty (#22 - 24), Mercury Midge (#22 - 24), Disco Midge (#22 - 24), Zebra Midges (#20 - 22) Chocolate Thunder (#22 - 24), Electric Caddis (#16 - 18), Super Pupa (#16 - 18), Pats Rubber Legs (#8 - 12), Little Yellow Sloan (#14-16), Rainbow Warrior (#20 - 22), leech patterns, eggs and San Juan Worms.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22 - 24), Parachute PMD (#20 - 22), Parachute Trico (#22 - 24), Elk Hair Caddis (#16 - 18), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Aug 11 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Flows have come down quite a bit over the past few weeks, but at 260 cfs, some of the tighter sections are still flowing quickly. If youre looking to get in on the Trico action, hit the river around 8 am and focus on the slow runs. Once the hatch picks up, youll see plenty of trout rising. It can be difficult to get the trouts attention during a heavy hatch, so make sure to use 5x fluorocarbon tippet and make long, clean casts. A #22 24 Parachute Trico did the trick for us last weekend. Once the hatch concludes, nymph the deep pools and runs. A double baetis setup has been working well, but dont be afraid to tie on a caddis larva or Hares Ear as your lead fly if youre not seeing much action. JuJu PMDs, olive RS2s and Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers were the MVPs last weekend.

Ideal Days to Fish: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20 - 22), Pheasant Tail (#20 - 22), JuJu Baetis (#20 - 22), JuJu PMD (#20 - 22), Barr's Emerger (#20 - 22), Black Beauty (#22 - 24), Mercury Midge (#22 - 24), Disco Midge (#22 - 24), Zebra Midges (#20 - 22) Chocolate Thunder (#22 - 24), Electric Caddis (#16 - 18), Super Pupa (#16 - 18), Pats Rubber Legs (#8 - 12), Little Yellow Sloan (#14-16), Rainbow Warrior (#20 - 22), leech patterns, eggs and San Juan Worms.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22 - 24), Parachute PMD (#20 - 22), Parachute Trico (#22 - 24), Elk Hair Caddis (#16 - 18), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

Aug 07 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Excellent

14 Day Forecast: Look for hatches of midges, caddis, yellow sallies, PMDs, and Tricos. Flows are still well-above their normal historic levels from a huge snow pack.

Tips and Other Information:

Flows remain above-average in Eleven Mile Canyon. The biggest challenge remains navigating the stream. Anglers should prepare themselves for hatches of midges, sporadic blue-winged olives, caddis, yellow sallies, and Tricos. Id continue to fish big-bites (stoneflies, San Juan Worms, scuds, leeches, etc.) and trail a size 18-20 Buckskin, Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, Juju Baetis, Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, red Copper John, or RS 2 behind it.Flows should continue to recede, unless South Park gets a lot of rain.

Effective Patterns: #22 Stalcups Baetis, #14-16 San Juan Worm, #14-16 UV Scud, #16-18 red Copper John, #20 Juju Baetis, #20-22 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #18-20 Mercury Pheasant Tail, #20 RS 2, #18 Buckskin, #16 Barrs Graphic Caddis, #16 Mercers Swing Caddis, #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis, #16 Yellow Sally #16 Stimulator, #18-20 Sparkle Dun, #20-22 Matts Midge, and #20-22 Parachute Adams.

This report was written by The Blue Quill Angler: http://www.bluequillangler.com
303-674-4700

Aug 06 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

This section is back in a great flow range and fishing has been exceptional. While alot of fish are still in the soft pockets on the edges, we are beginning to see alot of fish in prime lies. Tricos, PMDs, Caddis, and Yellow Sallies are all on the menu!

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 273 CFS

Clarity: Clear

Suggested Methods

We're seeing Summer hatches finally! There are alot of PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and a ton of Tricos on a daily basis. While we're continuing to nymph the heavier riffles and shelfs, we are starting to see more fish on top in softer water as well. Nymphing will be your primary, but be ready with your hatch matchers.

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This report was written by Royal Gorge Anglers: http://www.royalgorgeanglers.com
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Aug 04 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Right now, is our favorite time of year to fish Eleven Mile Canyon. Post runoff flows have trout actively feeding and the morning trico hatch is incredible. Our biggest piece of advice is to get to the river by 8 am. The trico hatch will kick off between 8 am 9 am and continue until 11 am. Start with a Parachute Trico and as the hatch slows and trout start to sip on the surface, switch to a Trico Spinner. If you see trout refuse your fly, fish a single fly setup and decrease the size of your fly. Unless you see PMDs, BWOs, caddis or yellow stones in the afternoon, we recommend nymphing the deep pools, runs and riffles with a heavy nymph rig or fishing the banks/outer seams with a hopper dropper. Sub-surface, trout are keyed in on PMD emergers, baetis emergers, midge emergers and caddis larva. JuJu PMDs, olive RS2s, Barrs Emergers, Black Beauties and Electric Caddis are our go-tos right now.

Ideal Days to Fish: Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20 - 22), Pheasant Tail (#20 - 22), JuJu Baetis (#20 - 22), JuJu PMD (#20 - 22), Barr's Emerger (#20 - 22), Black Beauty (#22 - 24), Mercury Midge (#22 - 24), Disco Midge (#22 - 24), Zebra Midges (#20 - 22) Chocolate Thunder (#22 - 24), Electric Caddis (#16 - 18), Super Pupa (#16 - 18), Pats Rubber Legs (#8 - 12), Little Yellow Sloan (#14-16), Rainbow Warrior (#20 - 22), leech patterns, eggs and San Juan Worms.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22 - 24), Parachute PMD (#20 - 22), Parachute Trico (#22 - 24), Elk Hair Caddis (#16 - 18), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

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