Reporter: Trout's Staff
Water Clarity: Clear
Current Fishing Conditions:
May Fishing Report
With flows hovering just under 40cfs, 11-Mile Canyon should be fishing decent for the near future. Lower flows will make for spooky fish, but there should be consistant hatches of Baetis, BWO's, Midges and some early caddis which will at least have the fish feeding. Attractor patters like Scuds and Eggs will also work well, particularly as the resident rainbow trout continue their annual spawn. Nymphing will be the most productive method of fishing, primarily during the early morning and evening hours. As air temps begin to warm during the day, expect to see good hatches and fish beginning to look up. With the warmer temps of spring starting to take hold, be sure and fish the entire river as fish are beginning to spread out from the deep pools and runs. Riffles and faster moving water can be ideal spots to fish, especially when bugs are hatching.
5/17/13 Update: flows remain on the low side coming out of 11-Mile reservoir, and we don't expect to see things change much until after runoff when reservoir levels are more significant. Fishing will remain productive despite low flows, just remember to focus on stealth and presentation.
Great fishing in Eleven Mile Canyon with less crowds due to all the hype the Dream Stream has been receiving. The Blue Wing Olives and Midges are thick and will hatch throughout the day, but when there is cloud cover expect the BWO's to be off the chain and make all the fish look up and eat dries and emergers.
DRIES: Parachute Adams 16-22, Parachute BWO 16-22, Hatch Matcher BWO and PMD 16-20, Tailwater Humpy 16-20, Brooks Sprout Midge 18-22, Trico Emerger 18-20
Nymphs: Scuds, Worms, Pheasant Tail 18-22, Copper John 18-20, RS2 18-22, WD-40 18-22, Black Beauty 18-22, Mercury Baetis 18-20
STREAMERS: Wooly Buggers, Slump Busters, Clousers, Belly Ache Minnows, Sculpzilla's
Dries: Nymphs: Streamers:
Tips & Tricks
Work as much water as you can until you find where the fish are holding and feeding.