South Platte River
Elevenmile Canyon

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  1. Baetis Nymph  

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  8. Parachute Adams  

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May 24 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

Stealthy and precise anglers will be rewarded in Eleven Mile Canyon. With low flows and gin clear water, trout are on high alert. Even if trout dont spook, if they see you, fooling them will be nearly impossible. Focus on the deep pools/runs during the morning and during hatches. Trout in this canyon seem to prefer the slow runs when feeding on the surface. In the afternoon, pick apart riffles and pockets. These trout are typically feeding and easier to fool. Flashback Pheasant Tails, caddis larva and JuJu Baetis are great lead flies when nymphing. Behind one of those patterns, trail a Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, Olive Sparkle Wing RS2 or Barrs Emerger. 5x tippet will work well when nymphing but if you decide to target rising trout, switch to 6x. Hatches will start around 10 am and surface activity will pick up after 12 pm.

Ideal Days to Fish: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-24), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Top Secret Midge (#22-24), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), Electric Caddis (#16-18), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), red Copper John (#18-20), pink/green scud, eggs, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#20-22), Sparkle Dun (#20-22) and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

May 21 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Excellent

14 Day Forecast: Look for reliable hatches of midges and blue-winged olives.

Tips and Other Information:Eleven Mile Canyon is a great place to be during the spring months. Flows are above their normal historic levels which is good news for Eleven Mile Canyon regulars. Anglers should prepare themselves for morning and evening midge-hatches with mid day olive emergences adding some spice to the afternoon hours. Nymphing has been productive in the riffles with Baetis nymphs, and the dry fly fishing has been good in the slower pools and tailouts. Overcast days are providing the best dry fly fishing.

Effective Patterns: #20-22 Medallion Midge, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #22-24 Black Beauty, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #20-24 Top Secret Midge, #22-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #20-22 Griffith Gnat, #20-22 Matts Midge, and #20-24 Parachute Adams.

Pat Dorseys Dozen Baetis Selection

This report was written by The Blue Quill Angler: http://www.bluequillangler.com
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May 17 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

Unseasonably low flows have led to great hatches but warming water temps can make trout sluggish if they near the 67 degree level. Due to the recent warm weather and with more on the way this week, the 9 am 1 pm and 5 pm 7 pm windows are ideal. Trout will feed freely and actively during the morning before the sun saturates the water. Baetis larva and midge emergers are productive patterns during the morning when nymphing. Midges will sporadically hatch starting around 10 am, so keep an eye out for trout feeding on the surface along the banks. A Griffiths Gnat will do the trick in this situation. In the afternoon, nymphing the deep pools, runs, transition areas, pockets and riffles is the way to go. A double baetis rig or caddis/baetis rig are our go-to setups in the afternoon. A black JuJu Baetis, Mercury Pheasant Tail and Electric Caddis are great point flies. For your trailer, go with a Black Beauty, Top Secret, Chocolate Foam Back Emerger, olive Sparkle Wing RS2 or Barrs Emerger. On days with partly cloudy skies, look for trout to feed on the surface during the afternoon BWO hatch. Evenings are also great for dry fly action.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-24), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Top Secret Midge (#22-24), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), Electric Caddis (#16-18), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), red Copper John (#18-20), pink/green scud, eggs, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#20-22), Sparkle Dun (#20-22) and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

May 10 FlyCast River Forecast

Difficulty: Intermediate

Flows through Eleven Mile Canyon continue to hover below historical levels. Sitting at 53 cfs, trout are primarily concentrated in pronounced pools and runs. With that said, lower flows and warm weather have led to increased water temps in the afternoon. This encourages trout to slide into the faster moving water for more oxygen and to feed on emerging midges, baetis and caddis. If you target faster water such as riffles and the head of runs, add a little extra weight to your line to help get your flies down quickly. Olive/grey RS2s, Barrs Emergers, Chocolate Foam Wings, Black Beauties and caddis pupa patterns have been lights out the past two weeks in the trailer position. For your lead fly, you cant go wrong with a JuJu Baetis, Electric Caddis, scud, Pats Rubber Legs or Rainbow Warrior. As far as hatches go, midges have been consistent and will hatch throughout the day. The Mothers Day Caddis hatch is upon us, so keep an eye out late morning to early afternoon. If you find yourself in this hatch, you cant go wrong with an Elk Hair Caddis. If you dont see caddis, dont worry, BWOs have been consistent in the early mid-afternoon.

Ideal Days to Fish: Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-24), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Top Secret Midge (#22-24), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), Electric Caddis (#16-18), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), red Copper John (#18-20), pink/green scud, eggs, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#20-22), Sparkle Dun (#20-22) and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

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