South Platte River
Elevenmile Canyon

View other Colorado rivers

Recent Guide Reports

Forecast






Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. RS-2  

  2. Rainbow Warrior  

  3. Juju Baetis  

  4. WD-40  

  5. Griffith's Gnat  

  6. Trico Emerger  

  7. Baetis Nymph  

  8. Pheasant Tail  

  9. Black Beauty  

  10. Mercury Midge  

Current Conditions

Gauge Flow

Gauge Height

Water Temperature

Condition Graphs

Loading   

Fly Shop Directory

Recent Guide Reports

Dec 08 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Flows at Eleven Mile continue to drop leaving trout fewer holding places and keeping them on high alert. Trout here are generally skittish, but at this flow will be more so. Consistent sub-freezing temps have led to ice accumulation along the banks, but if you stick to the upper half of the canyon you should be in good shape. Trout will hold idle in the deeper pools and slower moving runs for most of the day so focus on the heavy nymph rig with smaller midge pupa and larva patterns. It is worth trying your luck at some baetis patterns later in the week and during peak temperature hours, but by and large you are going to want to focus on smaller midges. Presentation, stealth and finesse are imperative under these conditions. Do your best to sight fish standing from the banks then move in closer while keeping a low profile to cast. Yarn indicators and 6x tippet will put you at better odds, but your approach will make the difference.

Ideal Days to Fish: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), red Copper John (#18-20), egg patterns, pink/green scud, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22 - 24), Parachute Trico (#22 - 24), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

Dec 02 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Flows through Eleven Mile Canyon have slowly dropped over the last nine days. With that said, flows are still above the historical average. High water clarity has these trout on high alert, so move slowly along the banks and avoid getting in the river if you can. With air and water temperatures dropping, the upper half of the canyon is fishing the best. Trout are stacked up in the slow pools, runs and slack water along the banks. Fishing slow water with a heavy nymph rig can be tricky but if you use a yarn indicator, 6x tippet and cast 5 10 feet above the trout, youll create less disturbance. Small midge pupa and larva patterns are must haves during the morning hours and on cold days. When afternoon temps are above 40 degrees, baetis patterns such as JuJu Baetis, RS2s, Chocolate Foam Wings and WD40s are highly productive.

Ideal Days to Fish: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), red Copper John (#18-20), egg patterns, pink/green scud, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22 - 24), Parachute Trico (#22 - 24), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

Nov 25 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

With flows sitting just below 100 cfs, Eleven Mile Canyon is fishing well. At this level, trout have more places to hold and anglers can cover a bit more water. Our recommendation is to hit the canyon in the afternoon and nymph the slow pools, runs and outer seams. A nymph rig with a 10ft leader, 6x tippet and yarn indicator will get the job done in those sections. In terms of flies, midge, baetis, leech and egg patterns are the way to go. Start with a double midge or midge/baetis setup. You can expect midge patterns to be the most productive during the morning and baetis patterns after 12 pm. If thats not working, swap out your lead fly for a leech or egg. Warmer days will yield decent midge and BWO hatches, so be on the lookout and dont hesitate to switch to a Parachute Adams if you see rising trout.

Ideal Days to Fish: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr's Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), red Copper John (#18-20), egg patterns, pink/green scud, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22 - 24), Parachute Trico (#22 - 24), Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12), and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

Fly Shop Directory

Website: http://11milegeneral.com/
Phone Number: 719-748-3424
Address: 5790 CR 92, Lake George, CO 80827
Website: http://www.anglersall.com/
Phone Number: (303) 794-1104
Address: 5211 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
Website: http://www.anglerscovey.com
Phone Number: 719-471-2984
Address: 295 S 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Website: http://www.breckenridgeoutfitters.com
Phone Number: 970-453-4135
Address: 100 N. Main St., Ste 206, Breckenridge, CO 80401
Website: http://www.minturnanglers.com
Phone Number: (970) 827-9500
Address: 102 Main Street, Minturn, CO 81645
Website: http://www.mountainangler.com
Phone Number: 970-453-4665
Address: 311 S. Main St., Breckenridge, CO 80424
Website: http://www.rockymtanglers.com
Phone Number: 303-447-2400
Address: 1904 Araphoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Website: http://www.royalgorgeanglers.com
Phone Number: 719-269-3474
Address: 1210 Royal Gorge Blvd., Canon City, CO 81212
Website: http://www.bluequillangler.com
Phone Number: 303-674-4700
Address: 1532 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439
Website: http://thecoloradoangler.com/
Phone Number: (970) 513-8055
Address: 249 Summit Place, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Website: http://www.thepeakflyshop.com
Phone Number: 719-260-1415
Address: 5767 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Website: http://troutsflyfishing.com
Phone Number: 303-733-1434
Address: 1303 E. 6TH Ave, Denver, CO 80218