South Platte River
Elevenmile Canyon

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  1. Black Beauty  

  2. Mercury Midge  

  3. Juju Baetis  

  4. Zebra Midge  

  5. Leech  

  6. PMD  

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  8. Griffith's Gnat  

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Feb 18 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Flows in Eleven Mile Canyon have been on a steady decline for the past ten days. Current flows are at 59 cfs and this has the majority of the trout stacked in the pronounced pools and runs. The most productive fishing has been above the twin bridges and during the 12 pm 4 pm window. The canyon is slow in the morning due to the cold overnight temperatures but once the sun warms up the water, bug and trout activity increases. Egg patterns are hot right now and will continue to produce high numbers throughout March. All egg patterns work well as a lead fly but if youre using a bead egg, we like to use it as a trailer and position it one inch above a small midge. These takes are subtle, so dont be stingy with your hook sets. Aside from eggs, Black Beauties, Disco Midges, WD40s, Top Secrets, Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers and RS2s have been getting the job done.

Ideal Days to Fish: Thursday, Friday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#22 - 24), Pheasant Tail (#22 - 24), Juju Baetis (#22 - 24), Stalcups Baetis (#22 - 24), Black Beauty (#22 - 26), Chocolate Thunder (#22 - 24), Rainbow Warrior (#20 - 22), Mercury Midges (#22 - 26), Zebra Midges (#22 - 26), leech patterns, eggs and San Juan Worms.

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



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

Feb 10 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Healthy flows (70 cfs) and warmer weather has helped open up some of the sections that were previously frozen. Bug activity has been relatively quiet in the canyon the past few months but as we move closer to spring, we are starting to see a bit more action. During the first half of the day, midge larvae and midge emerger nymph rigs have been key. In the afternoon, baetis patterns such as grey/olive RS2s, JuJu Baetis and Pheasant Tails have been attracting attention. If youre struggling to attract attention, small leech patterns and bead eggs are great slump busters. Continue to focus on the deep pools and runs for the better part of the day. If you observe the start of a hatch, switch your focus to the slow riffles and tailouts.

Ideal Days to Fish: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#22 - 24), Pheasant Tail (#22 - 24), Juju Baetis (#22 - 24), Stalcups Baetis (#22 - 24), Black Beauty (#22 - 26), Chocolate Thunder (#22 - 24), Rainbow Warrior (#20 - 22), Mercury Midges (#22 - 26), Zebra Midges (#22 - 26), leech patterns, eggs and San Juan Worms.

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



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

Feb 04 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Over the course of last week, flows in Eleven Mile Canyon rose steadily from 55 cfs to 77 cfs. While this is a marginal increase, it was enough to open up a few more holding areas for trout and helped warm up the river. The river is largely frozen over below the twin tunnels, so your best bet will be to fish the upper section nearest to the dam. The trout are sluggish during the morning hours but we have seen them liven up once the sun starts to hit the river (roughly 11 am). Black Beauties, black/red midge larvae patterns and Jujubee midges have been productive when drifted slowly through the deep pools and runs. From 1 3 pm, trout will feed higher in the water columns or in the slow riffles and will key in on emerger patterns. You cant go wrong with Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers or RS2s. With the subtle takes, dropping your indicator closer to your flies will help you identify a strike and set the hook faster.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Saturday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#22 - 24), Pheasant Tail (#22 - 24), Juju Baetis (#22 - 24), Stalcups Baetis (#22 - 24), Black Beauty (#22 - 26), Chocolate Thunder (#22 - 24), Rainbow Warrior (#20 - 22), Mercury Midges (#22 - 26), Zebra Midges (#22 - 26), leech patterns, eggs and San Juan Worms.

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



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

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