South Platte River
Elevenmile Canyon

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  1. Parachute BWO  

  2. Griffith's Gnat  

  3. BWO  

  4. Baetis Nymph  

  5. Black Beauty  

  6. Mercury Midge  

  7. Juju Baetis  

  8. Leech  

  9. RS-2  

  10. Parachute Adams  

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Apr 17 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

Flows have increased on this section. Things have not really changed in the canyon bug wise, as things have still been relatively cool. There are a few BWOs and Midges are king, but we're waiting to see some Spring Caddis.

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 93.4 CFS

Clarity: Clear

Flows are at average in the canyon, clarity is perfect.

Suggested Methods

We're seeing some BWO activity now, with a continuation of heavy midge activity. You will be best suited to run a variety of attractor nymphs along with BWO nymphs or Midge Larva early and midge pupa or BWO emergers later on if you witness fish in the film or mid-water-column. At times you'll find fish posted up feeding on adult Midges and small BWOs.

This report was written by Royal Gorge Anglers: http://www.royalgorgeanglers.com
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Apr 16 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Excellent

14 Day Forecast: Look for reliable hatches of midges. Anglers should come prepared to imitate the larger spring midge (size 18), as well as, the smaller varieties (size 22-26).

Tips and Other Information:

Eleven Mile Canyon is fishing fair to good right, now considering the low flows. Dead drifting midge larvae and pupae in the slow, deep pools is your best bet right now for the next couple of weeks. Matts Midge, Parachute Adams, and Griffith Gnats are fooling a few fish on the surface during the height of the hatch, especially in the shady areas. If you really look for them, youll find a few rising fish. Look for sporadic Baetis in the days to come, with consistent hatches by the first week of April.

Effective Patterns: #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20 Red Larva, #18 Micro Egg, #22-22 Mayers Tube Midge, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #20 Pale Olive Midge Larva, #22-24 Black Beauty, #22-24 Bling Midge, #22-24 Top Secret Midge, #22-24 Minute Midge, #22-24 Jujubee Midge, #22-24 Matts Midge, #22-24 Griffith Gnat, and #24-26 Parachute Adams.

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

Apr 14 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Since last Thursday, flows have steadily increased and currently sit at 98 CFS. The increase in flow has improved the fishing as trout now have more places to hold and more bugs to feed on. Along with the double midge or midge/baetis nymph setup, leeches, worms, scuds, eggs and Pats Rubber Legs are serving as great lead flies. If you trail one of those flies with a midge (Mercury Midge, Disco Midge, Top Secret) and a baetis emerger (Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, Foam Wing RS2 or Stalcups Baetis), youll be sure to land a few fish. The canyon takes a bit longer to warm up, so focus on the deep pools and runs during the morning and in the afternoon, transition to the head of runs, tailouts and slow riffles. With some warm afternoons in the forecast, be prepared to fish dries in the afternoon.

Ideal Days to Fish: Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Suggested Flies:

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

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22 - 24) and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

Apr 07 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Eleven Mile Canyon continues to improve week over week, as the warmer weather and increased bug activity have the trout feeding more aggressively. With the exception of warm afternoons, nymphing the deep pools and runs has been the most consistent. If youre on the river during a hatch but dont see trout actively rising, nymph or use a dry dropper and fish the slow riffles with an emerger pattern. Disco Midges, Black Beauties and Mercury Midges are great patterns during the morning and late afternoon. From 12 pm 2 pm, tie on a Foam Wing RS2, Stalcup Baetis or WD40 as your trailer fly.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, 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), Mercury Midge (#22 - 24), 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 Adams (#22 - 24) and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

Apr 01 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

With low flows (54 CFS), the water will warm up quickly in the afternoon and increase trout activity as a result. With that said, low flows also lead to skittish trout. Anglers should move slowly along the banks and consider using 6X tippet if theyre not seeing any action. Aside from the classic patterns: Black Beauties, Top Secrets, Mercury Midges, Disco Midges, RS2s and Foam Wing Emergers, egg patterns have been provoking a lot of strikes lately. Personally, we like using a bead egg pattern and tying it one inch above the bottom fly. If you do this, be prepared for extra subtle takes, so set the hook at the slightest twitch in your indicator. We also continue to see increased hatch activity. Look for trout to rise along the banks, in the pools and shallow runs. A size 24 Griffiths Gnat or Parachute Adams will work well for the midge hatches and the Parachute Adams will work during the BWO hatch.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Thursday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: RS2 (#22 - 24), Pheasant Tail (#22 - 24), Juju Baetis (#22 - 24), Stalcups Baetis (#22 - 24), Black Beauty (#22 - 26), Mercury Midge (#22 - 24), 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 Adams (#22 - 24) and Griffiths Gnat (#22 - 24).



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

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